Sunday, April 19, 2009

People’s patience ‘drained’ out here

People’s patience ‘drained’ out here
Lack of proper drainage facilities, solid waste management, traffic jams and roads are some of the problems that plagues the BTM (Byrasandra, Tavarekere and Madivala) Layout constituency.

The BTM Layout constituency that was carved out after the delimitation has a large chunk of upper-middle and middle-class population.

Three drains from different directions converge at the National Games Village.

The water from these drains inundate the area making life difficult for the residents of the area during rainy season. J Robert, Koramangala ward committee member said that if the drainage water problem is solved the National Games Village would have no major issues. The drain water also inundates Adugodi causing traffic jams during rainy seasons.

There are no storm water drains in Rajendra Nagar, Someshwara Nagar, Nanjappa Layout and parts of Indira Gandhi Slum in Ejipura. There are frequent power cuts in these areas.

Parking is a major problem on the Madivala main road. The footpaths on the road have been dug up. The roads in the residential areas of New Madivala, Old Madivala and Maruthinagara have been dug up for laying telephone cables leaving trenches on the roads.

The Maruthinagar main road has been closed for traffic for the past four months as the BBMP is constructing a bridge across a drain in the main road.

According to the residents, the contractor had promised to complete the bridge within two months but more than four months have elapsed and the construction is still going on.

Solid waste has been dumped around Madivala lake and the BBMP has not done anything to clear the waste around the lake. There are no public toilets in the area. The drinking water supply in Nanjappa layout is irregular and the residents go to the neighbouring areas to fetch drinking water.

Politicians have been promising title deeds to the residents of Someshwaranagara and Nanjappa Layout during every election. So far they haven’t got title deeds for houses they live in.

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