Delayed civic works dog civilians here
The major areas of the constituency have never seen any development for a long time now. It is only a few localities like parts of Indiranagar, Banaswadi and Cooke’s Town that are lucky enough to have civic amenities in place, whereas the other localities have been completely ignored by the leaders.
While areas like Lingarajapuram, Kammanahalli, Maruthisevanagar, Nagavara and Vivekanandanagar get irregular drinking water supply and there is no proper garbage disposal in these areas, residents of Banaswadi and nearby layouts complain of the slow progress of the infrastructure projects.
The construction of railway gate overbridge connecting Wheeler Road to Banaswadi main road, which started in 2006 is still under progress causing great inconvenience to motorists, traders and residents. The work on the rail overbridge near Cox Town is moving on at a snail’s pace and every time, the residents complain, civic authorities have only assurances to make.
The localities including, Pillana Garden, HBR Layout, Kammanahalli, Cooke’s Town, Vivekanandanagar, Banaswadi, Maruthisevanagar, Lingarajapuram, Nagavara, parts of Indiranagar and areas under the erstwhile Byatarayanapura CMC, form this constituency, which is still underdeveloped and needs complete attention from the authorities and the government.
Drinking water is the immediate necessity of residents in this constituency.
The roads they say have not been asphalted for years and most of them are in bad shape.