Pavements problematic at BTM layout

A BTM resident, Kumar Lakshmikanthan, 72, a retired Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) employee, wrote to us about the pathetic state of footpath on 7th cross and 7th main BTM II Stage. “The footpaths have been paved with expensive cobble stone but most of it is occupied by street hawkers and shops. Pedestrians are forced to use the road,” he says. Raw materials for building construction too are dumped on the footpath.

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When Citizen Matters contacted ward councilor G N R Babu, he feigned helplessness on the issue. “I have complained several times to the Health department about this. The hawkers keep coming back even after having been evicted many times.” He says that he will look in to the issue again and resolve it. ?

An eatery has laid out chairs on the pavement at BTM Layout. Construction raw materials have choked the footpath. Vendors filling up the space. Pics: Yogaraj Mudalgi

BTM skating club anniversary

Citizen Matters congratulates BTM Layout Skating Club on completing a year last month! S M Sharath Parasad, Head Coach said that the club now trains 220 children to skate.

“Anniversary celebrations were to be held in June but since the local councillor G N R Babu was not in town, it was postponed. It will be held sometime within the next two months,” he said.

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About Yogaraj S Mudalgi 15 Articles
Yogaraj Mudalgi works in the educational training industry and takes an interest in all things happening in Bangalore.