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Where the streets have no drain
Y Maheswara Reddy First Published : 21 Jan 2010 06:06:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 21 Jan 2010 07:18:19 AM IST
BANGALORE: Ensuring a proper drainage system is considered essential while laying roads. However, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) seems to have forgotten this while concretising roads in localities such as Ulsoor and Jogupalya.
The road at Sri Ayyappa Temple junction has no provision to drain rain water. The streets are waterlogged even during summer. Many people on G 9th Street are not happy with the concretising of the road.
“We are thankful to the BBMP for developing our road but we feel uncomfortable every morning since there is no provision to drain the water that we use for cleaning the garden before putting the rangoli,’’ says Ramanamma, a housewife.
“Earlier, there was no such problem.
We are facing it only after concretising our road,’’ says Nagaiah.
Ironically, the roads were concretised without replacing the sewage pipes that were not capable to carry the load of sewage water. “There are many occasions where sewage pipes get clogged. The need of the hour is to replace the existing small sewage pipes with bigger ones since the number of houses have gone up.
Most of the houses have become multi-storied buildings but the sewage pipes remain same,’’ says a house-owner, who likes to remain anonymous.
If the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board decide to replace the existing sewage pipes, it would be an additional expenditure for the BBMP to concretise the roads after laying the sewage pipes. The BBMP also depends heavily on contractors who hardly do follow-ups after concretising the roads.
When contacted, Liyaqat Ali, engineer, BBMP (East), said that he was not aware of the concretised roads in Jogupalya. “The work was done a few years ago when I was working at another division of the BBMP. I will visit the area shortly and try to do something to solve the problem,’’ says Ali. Meanwhile, N A Haris, MLA of Shanthinagar, said that he would visit the area shortly and do the needful.