Hundreds of residents, including students of Devaiah Park and surrounding areas staged a protest near Harishchandra Ghat on Tuesday demanding immediate repair and asphalting of Kuvempu Road.
The Metro construction work between Navrang and Devaiah Park has been in progress for the past three years with two deadlines already postponed by the BMRCL. The construction work has caused inconvenience to commuters as the stretch has several potholes. During peak hours, commuters take half-an-hour to traverse the 1.5 km stretch.
Residents submitted a memorandum to BMRCL and BBMP seeking action.
“Residents will block Kuvempu Road if it is not asphalted within a week,” said veteran freedom fighter H S Doresamy.
The Save Bangalore Committee (SBC) staged a demonstration demanding the debris on Kuvempu Road to be cleared.
H G Jayalakshmi, leader of SBC, and H G Somashekar Rao, veteran theatre personality, who were also present at the demonstration, said despite repeated requests to the BBMP, little had been done to fix the roads which had deteriorated due to the heavy rains last month.
“The residents here have lost patience. The BBMP and BMRCL would be solely responsible for any law & order problem that would follow if no action will be taken at the earliest,” said the irked protesters.