Heavy downpour on last Thursday evening resulted in water clogging in many areas including Garvebhavi Palya area in Hongasandra.
Residents complained that the overflowing storm water drain resulted in water getting into their houses.
Prakash R, a resident of this area says the stormwater drain is almost full with debris. He says, “whenever it rains continuously for two hours, water gets on the street and sometimes enter into the houses.”
The impossible stretch to cover
In Garvebhavi Palya, a stretch which has VRL transport’s office at its one end, seems to be dug out and road has not been laid. According to the residents, BBMP laid down drainage pipes three months ago but did not re-construct the road. Security guards at the newly constructed apartment feels that it becomes impossible to use the stretch.
Alla Baksh, a daily wage worker at a manufacturing company in this area says, “The whole area has become swampy. Sometimes vehicles get stuck in the mud and we have to push them to bring it out.”
B S Manjunath Reddy, Corporator, Bommanahalli, denied commenting anything on this situation. Citizen Matters also contacted Shridhar, BBMP engineer, Bommanahalli but directed to speak to another BBMP employee Nagesh of Drains and Sanitary department. Attempt to get responses from him also did not elicit any result.⊕