Friday, April 25, 2008

Bangalore South battling against odds

Bangalore South battling against odds
By G Manjusainath, DH News Service, Bangalore:
Carving out a new constituency doesn't mean that the constituency should wear a new look.

The new Bangalore South constituency is still battling with its old odds - slums, encroached water bodies, poor road and water crisis.

Former health minister R Ashok had represented parts of this constituency till recently.

The newly carved constituency comprises areas of Bangalore South taluk’s Begur Circle, few parts of Uttarahalli Circle, Subrahmanyapura, Vasanthpura, Gubbalala, Vaddarapalya, Uttarahalli, Arehalli and Thurahalli, Anjanapura, Pillaganahalli, Kembathahalli, Gollahalli, Thippasandra, Gottigere, Kothanur, Chunchanaghatta, Jigani Circle, Pattanagere.

A visit to the constituency gives a clear picture that it is one of the most neglected area. After crossing the Vasanthapura hillock one can easily realise the entry to backwardness. Subramanyapura and Anjanapura area are facing acute water crisis. Another feature of this constituency is encroachment of water bodies. Gubbalala near Subramanyapura once had a magnificent tank, but a road, almost like a dam, has been built over it, reducing its vast expanse. The seven-year-old BDA Layout at Anjanapura is still a barren land.


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