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Residents pour out grievances at Janaspandana meet

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Residents representing various RWAs from Bengaluru South pour out grievances at the BBMP organised Janaspandana – a public grievance redressal meeting on Thursday morning which was exclusively held for Residents’ Welfare Associations representatives of Bengaluru South Zone at BBMP Zonal Office in Jayanagar Second Block. BBMP Administrator T M Vijaya Bhasker, Commissioner G. Kumar Naik and Zonal Officers chaired the meet and heard the local civic issues.
Important civic issues raised during the meeting were, encroachment of roads, footpaths and public places, poor maintenance of roadside trees, lethargic attitude of BBMP forest wing, irregular garbage collection, faulty streetlights, evasion of property tax by paying guest houses, poor maintenance of roads, footpaths, need of public toilets, delay in disbursement of welfare schemes benefits to the needy families etc.
The Administrator duly assured to take immediate action and redress the problems at the earliest. In many cases the BBMP Administrator and the BBMP Commissioner directed the Zonal officers on the spot with instructions to follow up. Many RWA representatives assured to join hand with BBMP authorities while dealing with civic issues. Even they offered to provide better quality tree saplings to BBMP so as to make green and environment friendly Bengaluru.
Ravindra Kumar, President, ENERA and Rajendra Babu, President, ST Bed Residents’ Welfare Association representing their respective Associations presented before Administrator and Commissioner certain major civic issues encountered by the residents. Desilting of Koramangala Valley Storm Water Drain, blocking Rama Temple Road Ejipura by street vendrs and push carts, delay in distribution of vehicles to handicapped and eligible beneficiaries even after depositing down payments were brought to the notice of Administrator and Commissioner by Ravindra Kumar. Recently across Koramangala and surrounding places footpaths were restored with costly tiles. But riding on footpaths is a common sight here thus damaging the costly tiles and footpaths. Traffic police pay poor attention towards footpath riding. This must stop. Please insist upon traffic police to stop illegal footpath riding, Ravindra Kumar told the Administrator.
Both Administrator and Commissioner patiently heard and assured to redress the problems.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has asked the Residents’ Welfare Associations to provide them the list of places in the City where public toilets have to be constructed.
Addressing the RWA representatives, the BBMP Administrator T M Vijay Bhaskar said Rs 50 crore has been earmarked for constructing toilets across the City. Tenders have been invited for this purpose and the maintenance of toilets would be given to those who put up advertisements on them, he said. As many people don’t carry change and they relieve themselves in the open. So we have decided to make urinating in public toilets free, Bhaskar said.
On solving the garbage issue, the government has decided to set up six waste processing units, he said. Out of that, three will start functioning very soon, while the remaining by August 1 and the plant at Lingadheeranahalli will be an odour-less unit, he said and added that here the entire segregation process will take place in a covered unit. Now the garbage contractors have been entrusted of cleaning the vacant sites too, he said.
ABC programme is
now back on track.
On stray dog menace, he said a target of sterilising 500 dogs in each division every month has been given to the NGOs engaged in Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme.
As many as 51 new BangaloreOne centres will be opened across the City, Bhaskar said.

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