Here Too, Things Have Gone South

With minister Ramalinga Reddy set to inspect roads in South zone on Saturday, City Express takes a look at what has changed, what hasn\'t

Published: 26th September 2015 05:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2015 05:16 AM   |  A+A-

BBMP burns the midnight oil to fix JC Road

Till Thursday, the JC Road stretch near Kannada Bhavan, which sees heavy traffic every day, was riddled with potholes. But on Friday morning, a day before District Minister Ramalinga Reddy is scheduled to visit parts of South zone, where the road falls, a smooth stretch of asphalt greeted commuters.



On a 250m stretch from below Bala Gangadhara Swamy Flyover up to the traffic junction before the entrance to City Market, there are approximately 20 potholes. Two large potholes lie outside the Syed Pasha dargah near the market. “During the Varalakshmi festival, the area is a mess. Apart from the poor condition of the roads, the hawkers and the many poor people sleeping on the roadside add to our woes,” said Anasuya, a college student.

Meanwhile, a part of Albert Victor Road outside Ananth Arcade was dug up around two months ago to fix sewage pipes. The new corporator has paid one visit but not much else has been done, said Keshav, a shopkeeper.


Near Idgah Maidan, the road is in such poor condition there have been many bike accidents. Anusha, who runs a shop, Shakeshwar Lubricants, on this stretch, said, “I have witnessed at least three accidents in the past four months.”

Mysore Road

Opposite Ashwini bar in Pantharapalya, the road has been dug up to lay cables. On Thursday night, a man fell here. “He got stuck as the ditch was waterlogged because of the rain last night,” said Naveen Kumar, a shopkeeper.


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