Saturday, June 27, 2009

Posh localities but dirty streets

osh localities but dirty streets

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‘ DC Impact: South BBMP COMMISSIONER Bharat Lal Meena says a team has been formed to help BBMP coordinate with BMRCL to expedite the work on the metro rail project . “A meeting will be held with the contractors and the garbage will be cleared. Other problems relating to drains and roads will also be addressed,” he promises. BBMP EAST report: day 3 Chronicle highlights the woes of residents in Bengaluru East
In the third part of the 8-part series on infrastructure, Deccan : BBMP East zone may boast of posh areas like MG Road, Brigade Road, Indiranagar, HAL, and Commercial Street, but it also has localities, poor in hygiene, that are prone to regular outbreaks of diseases like dengue, chikungunya, cholera and malaria
Although people of the eastern zone are the highest tax payers in the city, they still suffer from poor drains, have piles of garbage on their streets, and see flooding of their areas during the rains
While people in Shivajinagar, DG Halli, KG Halli, and Thimmaiah lane who live in unhygienic conditions, regularly fall ill with one or the other disease, the slaughterhouse makes the lives of people miserable on Tannery Road
Neither the BBMP nor the state government has done anything about shifting the slaughterhouse to the outskirts of the city, despite orders from the high court directing them to do so
Shortage of Cauvery water forces many people of Bengaluru East to depend on tanker water or private borewells
While drinking water shortage is acute in DJ Halli, Machalipattanam, KG Halli, and parts of Lingarajapuram and Shivajinagar, flooding is common in low lying areas, including in some parts of HAL and Indiranagar, during the monsoon
‘ The Old Madras Road, National Highway 4 too gets flooded near the Indiranagar RTO making commuting extremely difficult at this point
The people blame the poor drainage system for the flooding
Overflowing of storm water drains in some parts of east Bengaluru, like Lingarajpuram, has led to tragedies getting washed away in the rains. Poor streetlighting is another grouse among the people here
with people Delay in completion of infrastructure projects like the Metro Rail creates traffic bottlenecks in Indiranagar, HAL, Ulsoor and on MG Road, much to the irritation of the residents and commuters
The extreme east section is the most neglected with no political representative or official apparently interested in improving the infrastructure here


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