Sunday, April 19, 2009

One constituency, two worlds

One constituency, two worlds
Core parts of C V Raman Nagar and few other upmarket areas like Indiranagar, Jeevan Bima Nagar, parts of Cox Town and Defence Colony are perfect examples for well-planned and maintained layouts.

But, other localities in the constituency, including Malleshappanapalya, HAL II and III stage, New Tippasandra, besides parts of Nagavara and Byappanahalli stand out in contrast with several civic and inadequate infrastructure issues.

The regular complaint from everyone in this constituency is unscientific traffic management and irregular water supply. Traffic, especially at peak hours is horrible and the old Madras Road and HAL Airport Road are the worst-affected.

Here there is bumper-to-bumper movement leaving several office and school-goers stranded on the roads.

Narrow lanes of Tippasandra and areas surrounding the old airport road are congested and busy with commercial activities, even in residential areas, leaving little space for people to move about.

Residents point out that the stormwater drains have not been desilted for years which is a cause for the mosquito menace in the localities.

The residents of HAL Layout and other parts of the constituency complain about acute shortage of drinking water.

The residents wait for days together to collect and store the drinking water. The constituency comprises of IT companies, defence localities, posh residential layouts and slums. Yet, it has its own share of civic and infrastructure issues.

Speaking to Express, A K Varadan, president of BDA Layout Residents Welfare Association (HAL III stage) said, “Inadequate water supply and poor sanitation system has to be looked into on a priority basis. Several representations to the concerned civic agencies have fallen on deaf ears and the citizens are put to hardships.” Traffic woes are many here and reaching the core majestic area from the old airport road takes not less than one-and-half hours for the residents of this constituency.

The roads must be upgraded and the flyovers and the sub routes should be put to proper use, so as to help the smooth flow of traffic, added Varadan.

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