Monday, October 29, 2007

Slow drain works irk residents

Slow drain works irk residents
DH News Service, Bangalore:
Delay in the progress of any development works regarding civic amenities affects citizens to a large extent.

People staying at SLV Layout would agree. The BBMP started drain widening work on Mysore Road over a month back to avoid flooding during rains. Slabs were removed from the major portion of the drain in front of The Club opposite to Rajarajeshwari Nagar arch till Sports Authority of India.

As usual Palike has left the drain work incomplete. This has left residents of this layout in a miserable condition.
“Earlier when the drain was closed by slabs, it acted as pass way to enter and exit from SLV Layout. Both two-wheelers and cars use to pass by this way. Now since the drain is open we are forced to take another way which passes through muddy, slushy and cratered roads inside the layout,” complained Dr Mahadevayya, a resident. Mr Madhadeyya also pointed out that internal roads within the layout are not tarred and is in a pathetic condition.
“Whenever it rains the situation worsens. Commuting by these roads is next to impossible. “Chances of falling down from two-wheelers is more and even as people fear to take this road they are helpless. Women cannot use this roads during night time as its very risky,” rued Meenakshi, a house wife.

Apart from this residents are facing other problems too. Push cart vendors selling vegetables and other essential commodities refuse to come inside the layout because of the bad roads.

“Palike employees entrusted for garbage collection through vans too stary off these roads. For more than a week, garbage has piled up,” added Meenakshi. Sources at the BBMP informed that drain widening work has got delayed due to rain and work is in progress.


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