Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Something is seriously wrong in BCC

Something is seriously wrong in BCC
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: Strange are the ways of Bangalore City Corporation (BCC), which is supposed to solve the storm water-related problems. If the on-going demolition of a culvert on 6th main road, HMT Layout, is any indication, it seems something is seriously wrong in the BCC.

The culvert, which was constructed a few years ago, is in a good condition. The BCC is now demolishing it to build a new one. The proposed culvert will cost Rs 17 lakh and motorists will have to wait for more than 45 days to travel on the road again.

“Had the BCC put up a two-feet wall on the existing culvert and filled the gaps between the temple compound wall and the culvert, it might have saved a lot of money and avoided inconvenience to the motorists who use the 6th main road,” Shankar, a resident of the HMT Layout said.

“Instead of clearing the garbage, BCC is demolishing the culvert to replace it with a new one,” said a housewife under anonymity.

However, Jayalakshmi, Councillor, Ward No. 98, said the residents of the area face a lot of problems during monsoon. “We want to increase the height of the culvert to facilitate smooth flow of water in the drain,” she said.


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