BANGALORE: The residents of Jayachamarajendra Ward under Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) were quite happy with the their area corporator for the development works he has undertaken so far for the residents here. When City Express visited this ward, it was found that, children in the area were playing on the streets.
The residents demanded a play ground for the ward. “This ward lacks a playground, hence we need one urgently to provide a safe playground to our children. We have already taken up the issue with the area corporator. He has agreed to our demand,” said Arun Kumar, a businessman.
The youths in the area said that they were assured of a playground in the BBMP Pre-Nursery Primary School by the area corporator. They further said that along with the playground, their ward needs a multi-gym, free tailoring and computer classes for the area residents.
As the drainage works were going on in the ward, there were some inconveniences faced by the residents. “There are no proper lanes for the sewage water to flow. They are let on roads and this remain as a major problem for us. The sewage water flows near the water pipes and we are forced to collect drinking water from it. This can be vulnerable to children living in this locality,” said Anand, a residents of Dinnur Block, Ajappa 2nd Stage.
The works for the construction of the sewage lines have already begun. The residents have requested to speed up the pace and finish it at the earliest, in order to prevent any hardships to the residents.
Some women in the area said that the supply of water to them did not meet the demands of their daily chore activities. Water is supplied to the residents in tankers to cope up with the water shortage.
The parks and roads in the wards were maintained well. There were some complaints on the BBMP civic workers who had failed to clean the street regularly and said that garbage collection was not satisfactory. Heaps of garbage remain unattended in the ward near Rasool Shadi Mahal, the residents complained.
When City Express tried to reach the area corporator N Govindaraju, he was not available for any