About Manasi Paresh Kumar 69 Articles
Manasi Paresh Kumar is Engagement Editor for Bengaluru Citizen Matters.


  1. I & my family members live on the Third Cross at the Gavipuram Extn. In the past 5-6 years, most of the single bungalow units/tenements were all converted into the Apt. Complexes with 4-5 flrs and most of them do NOT have even the in-built parking areas and the Owners do park their vehicles on this narrow road. I wonder if the BBMP at all is bothered, before approval, to look into these aspects as this Cross Road’s width is something like 10 to 12 ft., from the Fourth Main, Hanumanth Nagara to the GPE P.O. This Road is a GATE-WAY OR HELL TO HANUMANTH NAGAR with Heavy traffic round-the-clock. To add to the worries of the residents, most of the schools & colleges being located close-by, tiny-tots, kids & college boys & girls walk thru’ this hazardous road; furthermore, there was once upon a time a TV Artistes’ Assn., that was taken over by a Logistics Coy. with trucks & lorries of varied sizes & Tonnages are passing thru’ this road, from 8 AM to 6 PM ! God forbid, only after some precious lives are lost, then only the BBMP & the Police will be awaken, as anything could happen any time !! Dozes of my Emails to the Traffic Police I/C to make this Cross Rd at least “one-way” were all vain .. As is usual with the State Govt., NONE BOTHERED TO EVEN ACK MY EARNEST APPEALS THAT WERE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST. Oh .. Parameswara .. Please DO Save our precious lives .. before we’re forced to depart from this world !!

  2. Article by Ms. Manasi Paresh Kumar on illegal commercial activities in residential localities gives correct opinion on saving residential neighborhoods. BBMP is not controlling illegal commercial land uses and unauthorized constructions according to zoning regulations of Master Plan. Right in front of BBMP branch offices illegal land use/building activities goes on and no action is taken by the area engineers about preventing such activities. In areas like; Vasanth Nagar on small sites 10’- 11’ wide 4 to 5 floors are built and commercial activities are located. Are not the area engineers of BBMP observing all these? Without their co-operation, how so many floors can come up on a narrow site. Civic Analysts may see Google map showing buildings in the localities where they want to verify.
    The Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka Dr. G. Parameshwar is doing very good work to control the BBMP but how far he will be able to control illegal land use activities is to be seen. The RMP 2031 will not be finalized till Dr. G. Parameshwar is the Minister in charge of Bengaluru development. Let Mr. Parameshwar take action against officials allowing unauthorized land use and constructions. The citizens will be grateful to him if he succeeds in this matter.
    Dr. A. S. Kodanda Pani,
    Civic Analyst

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