BANGALORE: The residents of Kammanahalli Ward are worried about their health due to the heaps of garbage accumulated near their residence on regular basis. They say they are suffering due to negligence of a few residents who throw the garbage on the road.
According to M Prema, a resident on Gurumurthy Road, “The heaps of garbage have become a breeding place for mosquitoes. Recently, I was admitted to a hospital for dengue fever. Now, I am worried about my health. Mosquitoes are the main cause for the spread of dengue fever. I request the BBMP authorities to ensure garbage clearance on regular basis,’’ says Prema.
Echoing similar opinion, Cynthia D’Souza says that the need of the hour is to clear the garbage without fail, every day and also to create awareness among the residents on disposal of garbage. “It is not fair to blame the BBMP authorities every time. The residents should have some civic sense on how to keep the surroundings free from garbage,’’ opines Cynthia D’Souza.
The scene near Karnataka State Housing Board Colony is no different. The junction near the colony has become a dumping yard for garbage. The sub-standard work is another problem for the residents of Kammanahalli. According to K Kumar, the development of drains on both sides on Vinayaka Temple Street was taken up with an estimated cost of Rs 1.20 crore but the contractor has not implemented the work properly. “The contractor had removed the concrete slabs on the drains to prevent the silt but has forgotten to cover the drain properly,’’ says K Kumar. The residents have also complained about the shortage of drinking water. They say the drinking water is being supplied twice a week. “The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) officials have assured to supply sufficient water within three to four months. As of now, we get water on Tuesday and Saturdays,’’ adds Kumar.
Areas such as Ramaswamy Palya, Subbayya Palya and a few parts of Maruthi Seva Nagar are the important areas of Kammahanalli Ward.
However, Corporator M C Srinivas of Kammanahalli Ward was not available for comment.