Infrastructure needs focus

BANGALORE: Manorayanapalya is one of most backward ward of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).  Since this is a newly added ward to the BBMP, lack of basic infrastructure is the ma

Published: 18th January 2012 02:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:16 PM   |  A+A-

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Children vulnerable to danger at Rahmat Nagar| nagaraja gadekal

BANGALORE: Manorayanapalya is one of most backward ward of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).  Since this is a newly added ward to the BBMP, lack of basic infrastructure is the main issue at this ward.

Acute shortage of water has been the primary problem at many areas of Manorayanapalya Ward. It is not that the BBMP and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has not done anything for this ward to mitigate water woes. Around 20 borewells were dug at various localities but four of them failed to yield water and five have already become dry. Two such borewells exist on 6th Cross of Rahamat Nagar. “We are not receiving sufficient water. The shortage of water is a cause of worry for us. We have been requesting the Corporator and other authorities to ensure water supply on regular basis but in vain,’’ said Gulzar,

a housewife.

Heaps of garbage is an another menace at various localities of the ward. The residents complain that civic workers are not doing their job properly. They said that the civic workers are not bothered even to visit certain localities to collect the garbage. “We want the civic workers to visit our area and collect garbage every day to avoid any inconvenience to us. After all, clearing the garbage on regular basis prevents the spread of diseases,’’

said Sadat, a resident.

Meanwhile, Fouzia Begum, Corporator, said the BBMP had sanctioned only `3 crore to take up development works in 2010-11 and not a single rupee was released for the year

2011-12 till now. “There are more than 10,000 houses that are yet to get Cauvery water. We have been requesting the BWSSB authorities to

supply water but they are yet to redress our grievances,’’ said Fouzia Begum.

She said the funds

allotted by BBMP were used to construct primary drains at various localities. On the garbage menace, the Corporator said that there were only 100 civic  

workers as against the

requirement of 300 civic

workers. “We are waiting for the

completion of tender process for garbage cleaning.We hope to get more civic workers

after new contractor takes over the cleaning of garbage,’’ the

Corporator said.

She said the focus will be to complete the drain work, convince the BWSSB

authorities to supply Cauvery water and ensure the ward is free from garbage menace. “I have taken initiative to have a bus service for Chamundi Nagar, one of the most

backward areas in the

ward,’’ she said.

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