New bus shelter at Sarakki, built with residents’ help

A new bus stop was inaugurated near the Sarakki Market on 22nd June. Residents of 1st Phase, JP Nagar (Shakambari Nagar ward) can soon hope to be better connected to the rest of Bangalore.

The spacious bus stand for the residents of 1st Phase JP Nagar. Pic: Yogaraj Mudalgi.

B Somashekhar, councillor of ward 179 said that three new bus routes will be introduced to provide for better connectivity. "There will be three buses to Majestic, two to Shivajinagar and one to KR Market." The area now has two buses (route 2A) plying to Kempegowda Bus Terminal.

Also present at the inauguration was MLA B N Vijay Kumar.

C N S R Prasad, 41, a resident nearby and an employee in a telecom company feels that the bus stop is  a big help to residents. "Early we had to go to 6th Phase or Banashankari to catch a bus which was very inconvenient." N Jagadish, 30, an employee of MTR too echoes the same sentiment. "We earlier had to catch an auto to go to Banashankari and since it was less than minimum distance, not many auto drivers would agree to come but with more buses here, commuting will be easier," says Jagadish.

Ward office inaugurated

A new ward office was inaugurated in ITI extension playground, JP Nagar 1st Phase, behind Mirambika School on 23rd June. Present at the inauguration were Transport Minister R Ashoka, Mayor Sharadamma, former Mayor S K Natraj, MLA B N Vijay Kumar.
Somashekhar said that  Rs 10 lakh was spent on constructing the office.

Gudli puja was also performed for building separate office for Works Department.