I am a resident of a quiet neighbourhood at Vijaya Bank Layout, Bannerghatta road since 2007. Most of you might have heard about it. It is very popular for its Ayyappa Temple and its quiet environment. But this harmony was destroyed when I saw my home located in 1st Main road and several other houses were marked by BBMP officials for the road widening project.
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I am not the only one , but several hundreds are suffering from the same problem. Most people here have used all their savings to buy this property which costs a fortune just because it has BDA approval and BBMP Khatha. You have to take into account the current construction costs involved. Most of the people here are retired from Vijaya Bank and used up their retirement money for a peaceful life.
I just don’t understand the reason for the road widening when Bannerghatta Road is just parallel to it. BBMP have several alternatives like a 80 feet BTM 4th Stage road very close by, for diverting the traffic.
Take into account the feelings and savings of the people who would suffer due to this widening project. This road doesn’t lead to Bannerghatta road directly but goes through lots of small houses at Bilekahalli village which would make already suffering people to suffer more.
Who would need wide roads if thousands of people lose their houses because of that? Please think of alternatives with minimum damage to the public.
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