BANGALORE: Bismillah Nagar is situated in the southern part of Bangalore, very near to Forum Mall, however, the irony is, it portrays a huge gap of under development as debris and waste from shops lie on both sides of the road causing nuisance to the people living in the vicinity and polluting the area.
Now an amount of `46 lakh has been sanctioned to fight with the issues at Bismillah Nagar. The main road consist mostly of scrap and garage shops. Solid waste from these shops are accumulated on both sides of the road. It was noticed that unused refrigerators, copper wires and chairs along with garbage are dumped on both sides of the road. Enjamam, a worker at a scrap shop, said, “The civic workers come only after 11 am. Moreover they are not clearing the waste on regular basis.” The workers are not comfortable about revealing on how they have been misusing the roads for commercial purposes. Mohammed Navid, who runs an watch repairing shop said, “The shops here have been dumping their waste from a long time now. The Corporator has come and witnessed it himself, however, he has never tried to restrict them.” Saki Ulah, working in the same shop, said, “The accumulation of waste have created traffic jams.”
Haphazard parking is another nuisance. Tauffis, a resident, said, “No one objects the parking, so it goes on as is everyday.”
When City Express contacted the Joint Commissioner for South Hemchandra, he said, “The engineers are keeping a track on these issues.”
Corporator of Guruppana palya, Mohammad Rizwan Navab, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, said, “This road is filled with scrap dealers. I have asked the shop owners to remove the waste from the roads. However they have not obliged yet. I have even initiated talks with the environment officers and health inspectors and asked them to provide notices to these shops.” He further added, “The amount sanctioned is for desilting, drains and laying a tar road from Navrang Choutry to the main gate of Bismillah Nagar. Once the tar road is laid these issues will wipe out.” On the traffic issues, he informed, “I have asked the help of traffic police here to put up no parking boards.” He also added that the desilting work has been going on from December 6, 2011.