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by System Administrator - Friday, 20 May 2016, 12:45 AM

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: The president KM Siddramu and his executive committee members and office bearers of III block GB Layout resident welfare association who have made several rounds to BBMP head office and JC office MLA and MP Offices to get their grievances redressed by BBMP officers but till today no action is taken on their major demand despite MLA MP Local corporator recommended RUB.. Their major demand is Railway Under Bridge FOR LMV and pedestrians opposite opposite RV College .Land is already acquired by BDA and approach road exists on both side .They want a simple magic box railway under bridge which can be constructed in just few days time and without much expenditure and it will solve 15 years demand of residents..They also welcome a fly over being planned at LC 10 but it will be of no help to III block residents and it might take 10 years to complete.

RC:54-1974 states, "Vertical clearance at underpasses shall be at least 5.0 meters. However, in urban areas, this should be increased to 5.5 m so that double-decker buses could be accommodated”. However, this provision is not necessarily required for all roads throughout the country. It is seen that light commercial vehicles can easily pass with thevertical clearance of 3.6 m LHS where provided, whereas full height heavy commercial vehicles can pass at nearby located ROB's and level crossings. The proposal of Railways to replace level crossing with limited height subways i.e. for village roads vertical clearance 3.2 m but not less than 2.5 m in any case; and for other district roads 3.6 m in rural and urban areas is a step in right direction. With the construction of Limited Height Subways, the movement of heavy commercial vehicles may get restricted to NHs and SHs provided with full height. Road over bridges or Road Under Bridges and otherroads may cater to the requirement of light vehicles.

The authorities will have to take up this challenge of elimination of level crossings to save time, energy & ensure safety of road users. It is reported that such Construction of light vehicular and pedestrian crossing( RUB)at Lingarajapuram Railwaycrossing is completed with approach roads on both sides of railway track at the cost of 333 lakhs. Heavy traffic delay and economic loss at LC 10level crossings is reported . Data on traffic classification and volume, frequencyand duration of closure of level crossing gates,number of vehicles and the delay caused by closure of gates for all type of vehicles, pedestrian countand spot speed surveyifcollected under the study it will show that GB layout people are worst affected and even people cannot reach in time to hospitals because of gate closer and lives of the people are in danger.

I have asked PIO of JC office toprovide me the information and reasons under section 4(1) (a) (b) (c) (d) for delay in considering the legitimate demands of The president KM Siddramu and his executive committee members and office bearers of IIIblock GB Layout resident welfare association ?.This information and reasons need to be provided to me as per Guide on RTIto Information Act 2005 published by the Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training (available here : on page 12 and Para 9, Use It optimally :All opposition parties should use RTI optimally .Let they create booth wise RTI activists among their members or cadets and give them training and set of questions and gather that booth level information to perform better as opposition parties After election are over all MLAs are public servants and they are MLA for all the constituency .All MLAs should chalk out their plans for development of their constituencies irrespective of who voted for them or who is not voted for them . THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 is an Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.RTI Act provides transparency under Section 3 and4(1) (a) (b) (c) and 2(f) of RTI Act 2005 and accountability under 4(1) (d) RTI Act 2005 as the PA will create information; or to interpret information; or to solve the problems raised by the applicants under the system and procedure as per listed Acts and rules regulations listed under 4(1) (a) (b) (c) every day and that can be cross cheeked by applicant by asking reasons under 4(1) (d) by the affected person and copy of the same can be given to any applicant under 2( f)of RTI Act . Laws exist, simply put, to ensure the greater good for the greater number of people. This in turn ensures a fairly well organized and safe society. If people were not bound by laws, our society would be full of citizens doing what they most felt like doing (for their own needs and desires.) At the risk of sounding cliche, this would lead to anarchy. I agree that people will always act in their own best interest, and this is not likely to be in the best interest of the many.  There are some people who will act according to their own moral code, but even morality varies.  For the sake of the greater good and in order to reign in those who act without moral, we have laws.Laws exist because people are selfish and greedy and would steal from and kill each other if they could.  That, at least, is how most thinkers see the question.This is the answer given by political philosophers like Locke and Hobbes.  They wondered why people live in societies with laws and such.  They decided it was because societies without laws were places where people's lives were, in Hobbes' words, "nasty, brutish and short."According to Locke, laws come about because people want their lives, liberties, and property to be protected.