Bengaluru: The uncertainty over the survival of the coalition government in the state has also cast its shadow over the city administration. Various infrastructure projects such as road asphalting, solid waste management and BWSSB projects like pipe laying and cleaning of manholes have come to a standstill or slowed down.
M. Soubhagya, a resident of Kasturinagar, said that laying of pipes for supply of BWSSB water to 110 newly-added villages to the BBMP, has been going on for over six months. The delay in laying of pipes because they had to remove a hard rock has affected many other activities in the area.
The door-to-door garbage collection system has been hit as neither the collection vehicle nor the push carts come to collect the dry and wet waste from houses in the vicinity.
Residents of Kasturinagar, B. Channasandra and surrounding areas are also deprived of bus transport. As a result, they are at the mercy of auto rickshaws or cabs and have to shell out more. Since there is instability at the government level even corporators and officials seems to be in lackadaisical attitude.
Complaints to contractor and corporators have fallen on deaf ears. Corporators representing Congress and JD(S) party are worried about the fate of their political leaders and bosses, while those from BJP are hoping to capture power soon. Ultimately, it is the voters and tax payers who are suffering.
Pankaja K., a resident of Banasawadi, said that roads have not seen asphalt for years now. Now, the present government is in turmoil, the officials have no fear of anyone, she said.
With scanty rains the government had planned cloud seeding to help farmers, but that to have been affected, as it needs proper attention from the agriculture ministry and authorities. Sadly, the procedure has still not been completed, she added.
Secretary of Citizens' Action Forum (CAF) N. Mukund said that actually there is no government and accountability on part of officials and contractors. Several ministers and MLAs have already tendered their resignation and there is a total vacuum, he said.
Can the government hold Global Investors Meet? Will any investors come forward considering the present situation, he questioned.
Mayor Gangambike told Deccan Chronicle that citizens need not panic as the works that are underway will be completed and corporators will be there to monitor it. Public can also bring their woes and concerns to the attention of Mayor and Commissioner to resolve them, she assured.
In addition, ward committees have the power to question the delay of the projects, she added....