Marathahalli showcases the worst of civic woes

Open drains, blocked sewage pipes, mosquitoes, potholes top area’s problems

Published: 10th April 2012 11:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:25 PM   |  A+A-

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(Left) Garbage dumped on the roadside. (Right) Open drain in the ward| express photo

BANGALORE: While traffic was one of the problem reported by the residents of Marathalli Bruhat Bangalore Mahangara Palike ward, most areas falling under the ward are facing various other problems.

On one hand, the residents of Someshwara Temple Road and Yamalur are battling problems due to the absence of proper drainage system in the ward, on the other are the residents of Kaveri Layout and Chowdeshwari Layout who complained of the debris which were de-silted from the drainage being left unattended on the roads.

When City Express visited the ward, Jagadish, a software engineer and resident of Yamalur said “All the drains are not covered. There is no space for the free flow of sewage water as it is not cleaned from time to time. This makes the water stagnant which attracts lots of mosquitoes”.

He further said that the mosquitoes which breed over the drainage make way into the nearby homes, increasing chances of Cholera, Malaria and other epidemics. Other residents of Yamalur demanded the corporator to improve the existing roads in the area which is filled with potholes. Rajendar, a shopkeeper, said “Debris from the sewage were removed in Kaveri Layout, but they are not yet removed. It has created lot of inconvenience to us. With this issue I have lost many of my customers”. He further said that as the drains are open, rodents have now started entering shops and homes.

Rajendar further said that roads leading to Chowdeshwari Layout and Tulasi theatre lacked any maintenance and are damaged. He added, “Those who commute on these roads on two-wheelers bean the brunt of the ‘dangerous’ roads. Iron rods have bulged out and there are complaints of the vehicles getting punctured”.  The area corporator Varalakshmi J was not available for comments.

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