A ward prone to diseases

BANGALORE: With the onset of summer, unattended garbage and stagnant sewage water creates an ideal condition for mosquitoes to breed, leading to epidemics like cholera, typhoid and chikungunya

Published: 16th March 2012 11:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:36 PM   |  A+A-

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(Top) Sewage water flowing near a house in the ward; (Above) Broken slabs piled up on the roadside | SURESH NAMPOOTHIRI

BANGALORE: With the onset of summer, unattended garbage and stagnant sewage water creates an ideal condition for mosquitoes to breed, leading to epidemics like cholera, typhoid and chikungunya.

The residents of Shankar Mutt Ward are a worried lot as their ward has witnessed many such breakout. The reason being, the failure of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) to administer mosquito repellent sprays and bleaching powder.

The residents complained that there were no cleanliness initiatives taken by the BBMP. They also complained that the paurakarmikas hardly showed to work.

“The streets and roads are not cleaned regularly. The garbage collection mechanism is not upto the mark. Hence, many end up throwing the garbage on the streets,” said Venkatesh Murthy, a resident. He further added that the Palike which was supposed to spray mosquito repellent and bleaching powder on stagnant pools of water, were not doing it properly. They are hardly seen in the ward.

The Corporator M Shivaraju, said “Mosquito repellents are sprayed once a week wherever there is a need. Bleaching powder is sprayed regularly in the slums”. About the inefficient garbage disposal he said, “Even I’m not satisfied with the work. This issue will end at the earliest as we have invited new tenders for the same.”

Nataraj K, a resident said, “We do not have a bus shelter at the designated Kuruburahalli bus stop. Many commuters travel by BMTC everyday from Kuruburahalli. We urge the Palike to install a bus shelter.” Shivaraju said that tenders have been called and Kuruburahalli and Kaveri Temple bus stop in the ward will soon get bus shelters.

When asked about other developmental programmes taken up for the welfare of the residents, he said “A library was recently inaugurated at Sathyanarayana Layout. A Yoga centre was also opened at Kirloskar Colony.”

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