Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Life is not a bed of roses in Yeshwantpur

Life is not a bed of roses in Yeshwantpur

A busy junction in Yeshwantpur
Faiza Haneef | ENS
29 Sep 2008 05:17:00 AM IST

BANGALORE: Yeshwantpur, situated in the northern outskirts of the City, which now comes under the BBMP area, has become a busy and chaotic part of the City. Though a thickly- populated residential area, most parts of the constituency are dotted with commercial establishments.

Civic problems too, are a part and parcel of the lives of the residents here.

Roads, drinking water and sanitation are the trouble areas here.

Residents say that this constituency's localities have not seen any development projects.

However, with the constituency MLA Shobha Karandlaje, becoming the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, people are more hopeful.

Roads in and around Kengeri Satellite town have not been asphalted in the last 10 years.

Kirtan Reddy, a resident says: “Yeshwantpur is known for its new commercial establishments, but connectivity to the other parts of the City is poor. Several complaints to the authorities have fallen on the deaf years.” “We have lived in this locality for the last seven years and have not seen any road repair work.

Bad roads apart, the interior roads do not even have street lights. It is difficult to venture out in the evening, and the potholes on every stretch make movement on the roads no less than an adventure ride,” said Timmaiah, a resident of Harohalli.

The mushrooming commercial establishments have caused a huge inflow of population and the locality is now no more home to just industry workers.

“We can at least expect that there would be some planning on development from now on,” said Thimmaiah.

Traffic chaos is a routine issue due to the narrow lanes. Stray dogs have also become a serious concern for the residents.

BBMP sources said that the road work has been taken up in the area and the potholes have been filled up. Few roads, like the Yeshwantpur - Tumkur Road junction, are still a nightmare for users, especially during the peak hours.

The junction, which is an important link from north Bangalore towards Peenya, the roads gets packed beyond its capacity and traffic moves at an unbearably slow pace.

Constituency – YESHWANTPUR

Number of wards : 3

Ward No - 22 : Harohalli

Ward N0 - 119 : Kengeri Satellite Town

Ward No - 120: Hemmigepura


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