Bengaluru: If there is a major issue affecting Bengalureans on a daily basis, besides garbage and traffic, it is illegal Optical Fibre Cables (OFCs).
One can find OFCs hanging overhead all over the city, be it parks, footpaths or medians. When a pedestrian is trying to cross the road, and stands at the median, he/she has to negotiate around dangling cables. “The BBMP has said that all overhead cables are illegal, then what are they waiting for? Are they waiting for a disaster? There are many incidents of people tripping, falling and injuring themselves because of OFCs. The incident of an illegal OFC cable taking away the life of a two-wheeler rider on Double Road is still fresh in our memories,” said Mr Damodar, a resident of Wilson Garden.
He said that the BBMP wakes up for a few days after some untoward incident happens and then goes back into a deep slumber for many months only to wake up after some accidents again.
BBMP Commissioner Anil Kumar tweeted that the BBMP plans to remove dangerously hanging and illegal OFCs. “The special drive will be taken up till September end,” he said and added that it will be extended to Mahadevapura and Yelahanka zone in October....