Tuesday, September 15, 2009

JP Nagar residents miffed at delay in underpass

JP Nagar residents miffed at delay in underpass


Express News Service First Published : 14 Sep 2009 04:01:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 14 Sep 2009 07:26:55 AM IST
BANGALORE: The slippery road and footpath at the intersection of 24th main, 15 cross J P Nagar due to the ongoing construction of an underpass has forced senior citizens to remain indoors and for children are often skidding and hurting themselves.
The delay in the construction of the underpass connecting Kanakapura and Bannerghatta has become a cause of concern for residents of this area. There are heaps of mud dumped on either side that has blocked entry of vehicles and also made the roads slippery after every downpour, due to which there has been a rise in cases of pedestrians and motorists skidding and falling.
Residents complain that the BBMP is not taking measures to speed up work on the project.
Some residents have even complained that there was no need for an underpass as the traffic flow was not much and now that they have undertaken the work, they must speed up the work because they are facing a lot of difficulties.
“ Because of the dust, the doors and windows need to be kept closed at all times and the stagnant water at the construction site has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Health problems especially among children is increasing.
We also face disruption of power, with water supply, sanitation and phone lines getting disconnected” said Dr D B Meundi, a child specialist and a resident.
The underpass work estimated at Rs 23 crore was started in May 2008 and was expected to complete by February, but more than 60 per cent of the work is still incomplete.

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