Friday, April 25, 2008

Chickpet - A den of civic problems!

Chickpet - A den of civic problems!
By Jagadish Angadi, DH News Service, Bangalore:
In the newly formed Chickpet Assembly constituency, election heat is slowly picking up. The constituency covers Dharmarayaswamy Temple, Sudhamanagar, Kempegowdanagar, V V Puram, Mavalli and Hombegowdanagar.

Delimitation and the consequent formation of the constituency barring Chickpet had created confusion among the electorates. But this is bound to clear once it becomes known who remains in the fray after the withdrawal of nominations.

Like any other constituency in the City, interiors of most areas in Chickept are a den of civic problems. Major problems haunting residents include congested roads, sanitation, parking facilities, pollution and drinking water.

Heaps of garbage are thrown on both sides of the roads. This poses danger to health care. Developing proper garbage dumping system is the need of the hour, stresses Shankar, a businessman in Nagarathpet. As far as drinking water and power supply are concerned, the area is relatively problem-free.

Congestion on the road in front of the Dharmarayaswamy Temple which joins the road to Halasuru Gate police station needs to be eased off. Many vehicles ply on this road and smoky clouds, dust and pollution make life traumatic, traffic police opine.

“We don’t know why this area has been named as Sudhamanagar. Authorities should have named it as Slumnagar. The open drainage has posed severe threat to our health care. No day passes without mosquitoes,” residents complain.

V V Puram is well-equipped in terms of infrastructure and other amenities. Drinking water and power supply do not form major problem in Kempegowdanagar and Hombegowdanagar, but congestion on roads, and pathetic state of interior roads figure high in the priority list.


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