Sunday, July 25, 2010

Posh Benson Town also a picture of neglect

Posh Benson Town also a picture of neglect
HANDRASHEKAR G
C | BENGALURU


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Benson Town, home to the rich and important, and only a short distance from Vidhana Soudha, is not cared for any better by civic agencies than the less upmarket localities of the city.
Here too the roads are littered with garbage , swarming with flies and surrounded by cows and stray dogs feeding on it.

Some roads are in pathetic condition, giving the people in cars and on bikes a hard time.

Their lives have become even more difficult over the last few months after the BWSSB dug up a road to lay a water pipeline and then forgot about it like it usually does.

Consequently over two kilometers of road in the area have been lying dug up, hugely affecting traffic for the last three months.

The project itself took weeks to complete, causing chaos on the road.

People of Benson Town say although they have complained several times

to their corporators and the engineers about the problem, nothing has been done about it.
The BBMP's door-todoor garbage collection is largely a failure in the area, forcing the people to dump their rubbish on the roadsides on Bore Bank Road and Benson Town Road.

And now mosquitoes, stray dogs and cows are adding to their discomfort, says Mr F. Xavier, a resident of the area.

The drains are in no better condition and regularly overflow in the monsoon season, flooding the roads, and even entering houses, contaminating their water sumps, complain the clearly fed-up residents, wondering if the civic agencies are doing their job at all.

The road which was in good condition six months ago is now badly damaged.
The BWSSB should have restored it after laying the water pipes in the interest of the public.

Adnan Hashmi, Project in-charge with a realty firm

The BWSSB should have restored it after laying the water pipes in the interest of the public.
Adnan Hashmi, Project in-charge with a realty firm Garbage collection is a big problem here. It is ridiculous to have garbage collection points in front of hospitals and medical shops.
Water logging is an annual affair and crime is on the rise. Sayeed Sherief, Businessman Under the BWSSB Act it is the board's duty to restore the road for public use after laying a pipeline. I have repeatedly approached the BWSSB and the mayor to have the road restored. Garbage collection is poor as officials are hand in glove with the contractors employed to do the job. I have raised the issue in the BBMP council and promise to solve the problem. M. K. Gunashekar, Corporator

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