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Bandemutt Layout residents protest against poor infrastructure, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

Bandemutt Layout residents protest against poor infrastructure, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate
BENGALURU: The Bandemutt Layout near Kengeri was developed by the Karnataka Housing Board (KHB) more than a decade ago. Today, its roads, drains and footpath are in a bad condition. Residents demand that the government must add their layout to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP’s) jurisdiction. On Sunday, they organised a protest to forward their demands.

“The area lacks basic, functional infrastructure. Our storm water drains are filled with sewage water and the roads are also in a very bad condition,” said T M Sateesh, a resident. He added that lately foul odour from clogged drains and mosquitoes have become a major problem for the residents.

Sateesh pointed out the difference between two localities which were both developed by the KHB. Surya City, he said, is way ahead of Bandemutt Layout in terms of infrastructure. “The KHB had allocated a site to develop a park in Bandemutt Layout but did no more than fencing the site. Now, the site is covered with weeds and is a breeding ground for snakes,’’ he said.

“The areas nearby that were added to the BBMP’s jurisdiction are way more developed,’’ said Prasad, another resident. “The roads were asphalted last year but now the condition of the roads is back to square one. The condition of the roads deteriorated barely a month after asphalting. The authorities (KHB) had done a sub-standard job,’’ said a resident.

Earlier, the residents had also complained that smoke from a crematorium was making breathing difficult in their area.

The residents said that the minister for Housing had announced in the Assembly in 2020 that transfering Bandemutt Layout to the BBMP’s jurisdiction is in its final stages but nothing has happened since.

The residents said that they have appealed to S T Somashekar, MLA, Yeshwanthpur and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to solve their problems and meet their demands in a letter sent through email.


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