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“STUDENTS MAY FALL” IN DRAINS OPPOSITE BUS STOP RV COLLEGE “DUE” TO REMOVAL OF SLABS ON DRAINS “LET BBMP CREATE STF TO FIX THE SLABS”

 
 
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“STUDENTS MAY FALL” IN DRAINS OPPOSITE BUS STOP RV COLLEGE “DUE” TO REMOVAL OF SLABS ON DRAINS “LET BBMP CREATE STF TO FIX THE SLABS”
by System Administrator - Thursday, 30 November 2017, 10:32 AM
 

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: More importantly, a person cannot predict the unseen act of the nature. It is true that, it is the bounden duty of the BBMP to get the repair work done before accident happens .BBMP engineers did nothing despite residents have complained about removal of drain slabs in front of orchid school opposite R V College of Engineering Mysore road.Any mishap any time can happen . Students may fall in the drain as slabs have been removed by Bescom or BWSSB . The footpaths adjoining Opposite RV College of engineering on Mysore Road and in front of orchid school where several hundred students board the busses are in danger and Kengeri High School are some of the places that have witnessed accidents and students falling in drain due to the removal of slabs from their places. "The footpath adjacent to the ORCHID building faces the same issue and has not witnessed any repair work in the last many months ,” said Raghu a resident of JB III Layout that adjoins Mysore road and he has written several letters to BBMP and BMRCL. Potholed roads, broken footpaths, clogged drains, overflowing manholes and leaking water pipes for residents of Bengaluru faces every year . Let BBMP create a task force to solve these problems as they surface frequently and with regular intervals. According to experts Bangalore, as a metropolitan city, has grown over the years and vastly expanded in its size and scale.  However, the civic amenities and public infrastructure such as adequate vehicular and pedestrian safe roads, drainage systems etc., provided to the residents of Bangalore and have been inadequate and far from being satisfactory in all arenas.  In particular, the drainage system in Bangalore has not been upgraded with the passage of time and the open drains and pits have increased over the years, causing public nuisance and danger to human life, and various public roads have been particularly unsafe for public usage, particularly during the monsoon. BBMP is Constitutionally and legally obligated to ensure that the residents of Bangalore are provided with a safe environment for habitation, thereby furthering the constitutional mandate of right to life.  It is submitted that the BBMP have repeatedly failed to fulfill their obligations in this regard in more cases than one.  A glaring example of one such failure is despite complaints slabs are not replaced on the drains . It is said that, time and again, citizens have lost their lives by falling into open drains that are flooded. Unattended public infrastructures, such as open drains, have become death traps in the city of Bangalore and the BBMP do not seem to initiate any action whatsoever to attend to such matters.  Whilst the citizens are unable to aver every instance in which citizens of Bangalore have lost their lives by failing into open drains and unattended public utilities, the averments made in several cases will provide an illustrative account of the various deaths that have occurred in Bangalore.Particularly the BBMP, seem unfazed in the face of public criticism and outpour of grief.  These incidents not only cause enormous injury and bring misery to the parents and the family members of the innocent children whose lives are lost, but also further erode the already weak faith that the people have in public and local authorities such as BBMP. Uncovered storm water drains and unsecured public infrastructure and utilities have always been a cause for innumerable deaths and injury to people. Apart from uncovered drains, which are death traps, there have been numerous instances where naked live wire hanging/protruding from electrical poles have electrocuted many people in the city.  There have also been instances where unlit road medians constructed on roads which got flooded, act as hazards resulting in various accidents leading to loss of many lives in the city.  No one in the public administration seems to take responsibility for such incidents.  It is submitted that even where certain departments or officers in public administration take responsibility for such activities, no one is ever held accountable for such actions and no criminal liability has yet been fastened to the civic officials.