Yeshwantpur bear brunt of BWSSB's inaction

BANGALORE: While doctors say the lifestyle of Bangaloreans is one of the major concerns for ailments, the residents of Yeshwantpur have another story altogether. Even after waiting for six mon

Published: 27th April 2012 08:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:46 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: While doctors say the lifestyle of Bangaloreans is one of the major concerns for ailments, the residents of Yeshwantpur have another story altogether. Even after waiting for six months for BWSSB officials to repair the road and lay underground pipes, there has been no result.

But it seems, accidents, respiratory disorders and endless worries are their rewards. Adding to this, recently a fire tender could not make its way to an apartment which had caught fire.

After many futile attempts, the residents of the apartment doused the fire.

It is no different for ambulances, which have difficulties in navigating their way past through the main road. “It is a tough time while travelling on this road.

It is impossible to pass through the road without bearing damage to vehicles and suffering from body ache. Residents are suffering from asthma, dust allergy and eye infections. When we pay tax regularly, we deserve good roads,” a resident told the Express.

Meanwhile, work at the internationally acclaimed Research and Development campus of the National Institute of Design (NID) has been halted as the BWSSB has started its work six months ago.

Meanwhile, NID, one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research, has not invited any international expert or speaker since the construction has started. Lectures, seminars and workshops have stopped.

“We have communicated our problems to all the agencies concerned, but they seem interested in the blamegame, than solving people’s problems.

We have contacted the BBMP, BWSSB and other city civic bodies.

But, they are waiting for others to finish the work. All our problems are falling on deaf ears,” said Dr Bibhudutta Baral, Centre Head and Chairman, R&D Campus, National Institute of Design.

Both BWSSB and BBMP local engineers and corporators remained unavailable to comment. However, sources in the department explained that the road will be fixed in another two months, considering their deteriorating condition.

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