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Bus connectivity would make things easier for Anandnagar residents, as nearest bus stop 1.5 km away

Imagine travelling at least a kilometre without any bus connectivity to reach any sort of market, or get petrol, or watch a movie or eat at a restaurant.

Published: 21st January 2017 05:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st January 2017 05:52 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: Imagine travelling at least a kilometre without any bus connectivity to reach any sort of market, or get petrol, or watch a movie or eat at a restaurant. This wouldn’t sound surprising if the area in question was a rural area, but it isn’t. The area is, in fact, Anandnagar- very much a part of the city and surrounded by other bustling localities like Hebbal and RT Nagar.

The area, with 5,000 houses, consists solely of residences and there is no more land available for building any structures - commercial or otherwise. Having  bus connectivity would make things much easier for people without access to vehicles, including children and young adults.   Gourshetty Dhoolappa, who is staying in the locality for past 22 years, said, “The nearest bus stop is at Hebbal, at least 1.5 km away from most locations in the area. Autos charge Rs 40-50 to go there. Residents have written numerous times to officials, including the corporator and the local MLA, demanding a bus stop at Atria Institute of Technology, but to no avail.”

Dhoolappa, who stays at Venugopal Layout, one of the four layouts of the area, also enumerated other problems in the area. He said a foul smell always emanates from the main drain, which needs desilting. A lot of trees need immediate pruning for which the citizens, including Dhoolappa himself, have contacted the Forest Department officials several times, but they haven’t responded.

Resident Rani Venkatraman said a major issue is the traffic jam which occurs every Thursday, Saturday and Monday at the junction near Gangadhasewara Temple due to the large number of vehicles being parked there. She added, “We want to request for public toilets which can especially be used by diabetic people.”

Subramanian N S, another resident, said the area near the police station is also prone to traffic jams as it is a transit point for people of RT Nagar, and many vehicles are usually parked.

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