BANGALORE: New Tippasandra is one of the well maintained wards falling under the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits. With newly laid roads with zebra crossings and other signs clearly visible on the roads, the ward hardly has any civic issue.
New Tippasandra has many colonies like Venkateshwara Colony, Puttuppa Colony, Bhumireddy Colony, Annayappa Colony, Patel Seethappa Colony etc.
Unlike other BBMP wards which look shabby with waste and garbage strewn all around, this ward appears clean and free from any garbage at the corners and junctions of every road.
But, the residents in the ward were found parking their cars on the streets. “Instances of thefts are really high. Miscreants come here, remove the car tyre and flee. Many such cases were reported from the area. But, nobody has dared to take up this issue with the police” said Karthik Babu, a software engineer.
As most of the residents own more than one car, they have encroached the footpaths and very conveniently park their cars under the trees.
As the New Tippasandra Main Road is very narrow, the traffic on this road is very high during peak hours.
“As the density of vehicles hitting this road had increased drastically, the road was made one-way, a few years ago. Still, problems relating to traffic still exists.” Two-wheelers are parked on one side. Some shop-keepers complained that their business is affected due to the parking problems and demanded that parking facilities be made on the other side of the road too, on alternate days.
The residents did not complain much about the water problems, as affluent residents are totally relying on bore well water.
“We get water from tankers for domestic purposes and buy mineral water to fulfil our drinking water needs,” said Radha, a resident.
At some streets in the ward, the older sanitary pipes were replaced with new ones. Due to this, some streets in the ward were dug up. But, the residents were confident that the work will finish at a fast pace and they were not put into any inconvenience because of the same.
The ward corporator Sumithra was not available for any comments.