Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Expectant moms dread these roads

Expectant moms dread these roads
Living In JP Nagar VI Phase A Nightmare For Residents TOI
The Times of India

Bangalore: For expectant moms Pritha S and Kamalamma, that monthly visit to the gynaecologist seems worse than labour. Courtesy, bumpy rides in JP Nagar VI Phase.

Pritha gingerly walks to the main road to get into her car. Kamalamma does not bother to go to the doctor at all. A third expectant mom, Sneha Kamath, wrote to The Times of India stating she was under “house arrest’’...

A month ago, CM N Dharam Singh on a visit issued on-the-spot orders to fix roads and drainage. But alas, no action. “Everyone has come and made promises: Kanakapura MP Tejaswini Sriramesh, Uttarahalli MLA R Ashok, the CM,’’ rued Abhay Reddy Layout resident Aluraiah.

The CM’s office said: “It is CMC work. We expect them to do their duty. We will remind them.’’

Residents continue to suffer. The area is a garbage pit with stagnant water and mosquitoes. Children suffer the worst: Most fall ill frequently and miss school.

Like Harsha, who attended school for only 53 days last year. “He is down with fever, rash or diarrhoea for a week and in recovery in the next,’’ his mother Mahadevamma Kala said.

Residents claim they complained frequently, but no one responded. Municipal administration director B P Kaniram said: “After the CM visited the area, BCC and BDA have jointly decided to develop that 1 km stretch.’’

But the rest of the area? “Until monsoon is over, we cannot do anything. There is no point in laying roads till the Greater Bangalore Water Supply and Sanitation Project is finished,’’ Kaniram added.


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