Friday, June 04, 2010

The treacherous stretch on Ulsoor Road

The treacherous stretch on Ulsoor Road

Express News Service First Published : 03 Jun 2010 04:58:59 AM ISTLast Updated : 03 Jun 2010 09:22:48 AM IST
BANGALORE: The combination of defunct street lights and big potholes makes the stretch between Gurudwara and Kingston Junction on Ulsoor Road truly a driver’s nightmare.
For months now, there are big potholes on this stretch. The street lights are either broken or fused. The menace of stray dogs adds to the woes of the commuters.
“We have to put up barricades to caution the people who use this road,” said a traffic police inspector. “These ditches and potholes make vehicles to move at a snail’s pace whenever it rains.”
Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, which has dug the road for various works, has not repaired it yet. The result is a road with big potholes, which pose a danger to two-wheeler riders.
The councillor from Ulsoor ward, Udayakumar, acknowledged the problem.
“I have already told the engineer to take measures to fill up the potholes. I have also told the street light division to replace the fused bulbs,” he said.
He suspected urchins from a nearby slum had broken the bulbs of street lights.
“I was told that some miscreants even cut the electric cable. I expect the engineer to repair the faulty electric poles and put up a new electric cable by tomorrow [meaning Thursday] afternoon,” he said.

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