Dear CM, you need to do something about this problem quickly…


Dear Sir,

Sub: Multiplied pedestrian problems after you chose to make your personal residence in J P Nagar 3rd Phase your official residence.

I am an 82-year-old resident of J P Nagar in Bengaluru. I shifted my residence from Yelahanka to JP nagar 3rd Phase, closer to the current Chief Minister’s house.

Due to security protocols around the Chief Minister’s home, the police are forced to clamp restrictions on vehicle movement and parking in the surroundings. This is causing  severe problems to pedestrians, particularly senior citizens, persons with disabilities, school children and mothers accompanying school children. Footpaths are clogged with vehicles blocking them, forcing people to walk on the roads, thus exposing them to resultant accidents.

Further, due to lack of needed infrastructure for the police force around your house, they just make do with temporary arrangements for their biological needs, causing problems for residences, shops, commercial and organisations around. I am sure you will agree that we need to take good care of those who are responsible for our safety. 

Kindly peruse the enclosed copies of my email to your concerned police officers, with copy to your office since July 18th 2018, and my appeal to the High Court of Karnataka, seeking relief to serious problems to pedestrians around your house.

In the circumstances, due to lack of effective response, as a very senior citizen, I appeal to you to direct a suitable officer, with adequate powers, immediately to review the situation and evolve a suitable arrangement around your house to safeguard the interests of all citizens living there, ensuring the safety of our Chief and his family.

Alternatively, you may want to review the situation and decide occupying the official residence meant for the state CM, which is provided with necessary infrastructure for the safety, as well as located centrally for the ease of functioning as the head of our state, with all appropriate paraphernalia.

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About Padmanabha Arkalgud 1 Article
Padmanabha Arakalgud is a senior citizen living in J P Nagar area, in Bengaluru.


  1. All over Bangalore you could see footpaths occupied by VENDORS/VEHICLES and no body seems to care for pedistrants who are forced to use the roads for walking,I just want to know when will the police and the corporation wake up and take action against such vendors.WAKE UP CORPORATION AND POLICE DO SOMETHING GOOD.Are hoardings the only thing that come in front of your eyes.

    • Too many gobi/noodles/kabab corners on every street, Around night many dogs fight for the left over food. I think the cops or BBMP are aware but ?

  2. What could have made honorable CM not to shift to his government allotted official residence? Vastu? or superstition? or any other reason that “can’t” be explained? The honorable CM should worry about the ordinary citizen’s safety too. Then he can always opt for a cell at Parappanahara Jail where some ex-chief ministers used as official residence . Government don’t have to spend additional money on security and nuisance to the public.

  3. Was not he SAFELY residing in the same premises without the security protocol earlier ?? How come there is a security threat now? Okay, let us agree that security is needed as there might be a security threat AS HE HAS BECOME CHIEF MINISTER. But why the neighbourhood residents should suffer now on his becoming a CM ??? THINK OVER

  4. It’s not only the elderly who are facing the problems because of the Chief Minister deciding to stay in his personal residence. I feel that if he wants to stay in his personal residence, he should do so as an ordinary citizen. As the Chief Minister, as Mr Arkalgud points out, he should move to the official residence which has all the trappings of power.

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