BANGALORE: The students of K R Puram ward under Bruhat Bangalore Mahangara Palike (BBMP) demand a computer training center to be set up in the ward. “Our exams are fast approaching and they will end by March. Henceforth, we will be free for the next few months until we get admission to the next academic year. As we are from a middle-class family, we cannot afford the huge amount demanded by the private computer training centre. It will be helpful to us if the Palike can get us a free computer coaching centre,” said Jayanth, a 1st PUC student.
The students informed that many of their friends residing in other wards of BBMP are accessing this facility.
When the City Express, took the issue with the area corporator N Veeranna he said, “We were planning to set up a computer centre under the Palike. But as we did not have the required strength in the class, we had to put it on hold. But we have a provision under the BBMP to recommend my ward students to the Social Welfare Department, to get the coaching desired by the students. We indeed gave the names of my ward students for IAS and KAS coaching classes.”
He further said that the desired student can drop in the their application letters at his ward office.
Most of the streets in Old K R Puram like New Bazaar Street, Old Bazaar Street, Muniyappanagar are gifted with clean concrete roads and the rest of the roads in the ward are asphalted. When City Express asked Veeranna about the development works he has undertaken so far, he said, “Three parks have been developed in the ward at Bhattarahalli. We have a plan to set up a tree park in about two-and-half acre soon. As there are no government property in the area, we could not develop more playgrounds.”
It was also found that thousands of two-wheelers take the short cut road, passing through the under bridge of K R Puram Railway station. “Many take this short cut, as it saves around six kilometres to reach Whitefield from K R Puram and vice-versa. But as most of those who use this route are software professionals, the incidents of miscreants threatening commuters at knife point to rob valuables are on rise after 9 pm,” said Babu Reddy, a resident.
On the increasing cases of robbery in the ward, Veeranna said that the saidarea does not fall under his ward. “It is a railway property. But with the intention of public safety I will have a word with the police to increase patrolling.” Pramila, a resident of the ward complained that they do not get Cauvery water.”We totally rely on the borewell for water. It will be better if we are supplied with Cauvery water.” On the prevailing water issues, Veeranna said, “We do not have water supply by the Water Board. We are supplying water to the residents with borewells and private tankers.”