Bengaluru: Residents of Sarakki and nearby areas will form a human chain on January 19 against civic problems troubling them, including lack of footpath space on either side of Kanakapura Road.
The residents not only want a footpath from Sarakki Signal to H.M. Tambourine apartments, but also filling potholes on the stretch. The residents said the footpaths have been encroached by shops affecting the movement of pedestrians.
“We are a group of apartments representing about 6,000-7,000 residents. We have tried approaching authorities concerned and elected representatives, but no one has come forward to solve the problems. We have no option but to form the human chain and ask for these basic facilities," said Mr Aleem, a member of Karamoc, a consortium of apartments near Sarakki Signal.
He said that in the one-hour protest, two human chains will be formed, one from Nagarjuna to HM Tambourine Apartment and the other on the opposite side from Sarakki Signal.
He said the residents want traffic violations, like riding on footpaths stopped and zebra crossings along the road marked for pedestrians to cross.
Last year, the residents fought against illegal dumping of garbage near the bus stop on Kanakapura Road and put up a fence to stop the menace. But now the garbage pile is growing behind the fence. The protest later this week will seek implementation of solid waste management guidelines....