Vanishing footpaths: Garages, vans take charge

Published: 20th December 2012 09:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th December 2012 09:15 AM   |  A+A-


The street near Carmel Convent School in Tilak Nagar welcomes all with debris and uneven footpaths which belong only to shopkeepers. Though residents have been complaining to authorities for sometime now, no action has been taken.

The visitors to this area park their vehicles on the footpath. The footpath near the Nagadevatha Temple stands as an instance for the same. This issue also persists in front of the Sri Nivasa Apartment, Bank of Baroda and Upahara Sagar. Moreover, the footpath is occupied by the mobile garages of the locality. The stretch in front of Apostolic Carmel Generalite, near the sign board of 31 B Cross, Tilak Nagar and SBI ATM is occupied by vans, trucks and other vehicles. Pedestrians are left with no option but to walk on the road. Transformers installed by the BESCOM are another menace here. The transformer is placed right in front of Apostic Carmel Generalite and also near Sagar Upahar, forcing people to walk on the road.

Akbar Ali, City Express reader and resident of the area said, “Since the transformers are occupying the footpath on either side of the institution compound. The institution’s employees park their vehicles here. Residents, schoolchildren and senior citizens are finding it difficult to walk on the road. Despite our complaints no action has been taken so far.”

When asked, the corporator, Muni Sanjivayya, said, “We have been clearing the mobile garage menace very frequently. We have informed the police as well. But they return within a day or two. Besides, it is mostly the school vans that are parked here. We have also informed the school authorities. The condition remains the same even after taking measures,” he said helplessly.

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