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Corporators, Official Pass the Buck on Missing Bus Stop

People risk their lives while attempting to stop buses at the busy intersection near Govardhana Theatre in Yeshwantpur.

Published: 07th December 2015 05:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2015 05:44 AM   |  A+A-

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YESHWANTPUR:Commuters have to step into the middle of the road to stop buses at Yeshwantpur junction, near Govardhana Theatre.

There is no bus stop, and the residents nearby have been waiting long for one. There is no space on either side of the road, thanks to encroachments by private establisments.

This is a busy intersection as vehicles going towards Peenya, Hebbal and Tumakuru have to pass through here. But regular commuters say that they are getting used to this dangerous situation now.

Aasha, who travels daily in this route, says that she has given up all hope. Many school children wait for buses here regularly.

A BMTC bus driver and an auto driver say that there have been minor accidents here, though the traffic policeman nearby denied it. Locals have complained to the authorities many times, but nobody has come forward to help so far. 

Corporator Mahadev M told Express that there will soon be a bus stop at the spot, after the skywalk is constructed. But he later passed the buck on to the local MP.

“Why do you ask only me? Ask the MP who has funds under the MPLADs,” he said.

The corporator is from the JD(S) while the MP, Sadananda Gowda, is from the BJP.

When contacted, BBMP Assistant Commissioner (advertisements) K Mathai said, “We don’t have any plans for that area. Previous engineers had planned it, I am new to this department.”

C R Lakshminarayan, chairman, Town Planning and Improvement Standing Committee, said that the local corporator should initiate action. “I am not aware of this, if the local corporator sends a request letter we can take up the task”.

A skywalk, connecting Govardhana Theatre to Yeshwantpur railway station, is nearly complete. 



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