The menace of roaming cattle

BANGALORE: Although Subramanyanagar Ward under Bruhat Mahangara Palike (BBMP) has better roads with not many potholes, unlike many other BBMP wards, commuters still find it difficult to commut

Published: 05th March 2012 03:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:29 PM   |  A+A-

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(Top) Concrete roads at the ward. (Above) Garbage accumulation on Railway Parallel Road| EXPRESS PHOTO

BANGALORE: Although Subramanyanagar Ward under Bruhat Mahangara Palike (BBMP) has better roads with not many potholes, unlike many other BBMP wards, commuters still find it difficult to commute conveniently on the roads here.

The reason being the cattle that are let free by their owners on Milk Colony, one of main area under Subramanyanagar ward.

When City Express spoke to the residents of Milk Colony, their main complaint was regarding the cattle menace on roads.

“Cattle not only roam on the roads but also feed on the garbage which is dumped on the Railway Parallel Road, thereby obstructing the free flow of vehicles and create traffic congestion,” said Krishna Murthy, a resident of Milk Colony.

Cow dung on the roads have led to many motorists skid and fell from their bike when their bike accidentally ran over it.

Repeated complaints to the cattle owners have fallen on deaf ears.

Murthy further added that during peak hours the flow of vehicles on the Railway Parallel Road increases.

“Due to heavy traffic, school children find it difficult to cross the Rajkumar Circle.

Earlier a traffic police was deputed in the circle, but off late, no traffic personnel can be seen here.

It will be better if a traffic personnel is deputed near Rajkumar Circle, at least during peak hours.” Water supply is another problem in this ward.

The residents complained that they were supplied with water only on alternate days, due to which, they were totally dependent on bore well water for all their needs.

The residents also pointed out to City Express that the ward requires a playground for the children, hence demanded a playground.

Like many other wards, even Subramanyanagar is not free from menace of garbage.

“Garbage is disposed of on the whole stretch of Railway Parallel Road.

Some residents, who lack any civic sense dump garbage on the railway track,” said Narayane Gowda, a resident.

Few residents opined that people who are caught dumping garbage near the railway road should be fined by the authorities.

The ward corporator Shashikala Kiran S was not available for any comments

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