While the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board has chalked out a development plan to replace sanitary lines on Margosa Road, the initiative has left residents disgruntled. The ongoing work near 15th Cross has been causing a lot of traffic snarls and jams.
According to some of the residents in this area, the authorities should make arrangements and redirect traffic in the event of construction work.
"Motorists come and park their vehicles on the residential lanes due to BWSSB work which leads to a lot of chaos in this space. It has become a menace as throughout the day there is continuous honking and vehicle sounds here. It has disrupted the peace in this neighbourhood," said Prakash, an elderly resident of 15th Cross.
Apart from the improvements requested for by residents, many have also asked for the authorities to 'clean the mess' left behind after civic works. Speaking about this to Cityplus, Latha, a resident who stays near Chowdaiah Memorial Auditorium said, "I go to play badminton every morning at the Malleshwaram Club on 7th Cross. Of late, construction debris on major roads like Margosa Road and 15th Cross is a common sight in the area. It is very irresponsible of the authorities to leave civic work half-done as all the mud, bricks and other construction material lies strewn all over the main road. If the civic officials claims to have completed civic work, they should make sure that the roads are laid consequently to enable smooth flow of traffic and also to avoid inconvenience to pedestrians. This is a peaceful locality and authorities should do their bit to maintain it."
Commenting on this, Vishwa Gopal Reddy, BBMP's Engineer for these civic projects said, "The replacement of sanitary lines on Margosa Road was completed only last week. Road restoration on this stretch will start this weekend. However, work is still under progress on 15th cross which will be completed in about two weeks. Once we finish laying new sanitary lines, we will make sure that construction material is cleared from the spot and roads are laid."