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    No.1489, 17TH C main, 5th block, HBR layout, 1st stage, Bangalore-560043
                        Regd. No.: SOR/BLU/DR/1051/2009

To                                                20th OCT 2010
Sri. S.K. Nataraj,
Worshipful Mayor,
BBMP, Bangalore.
Sent via Email:,,

Respected Sir,

Sub: Most neglected layout in Bangalore and it’s not other than HBR 5th block, 1st stage,

We, the residents of HBR 5th block would like to bring the following grievances to your kind
notice and needful action.
The area covered under our association is as defined below:
    On the North side: From 20th cross (near BESCOM-BWSSB office) to 26th cross.
    On the south side: 1st A cross.
    On the East side: From 36th to 45th cross of 19th main
    On the West side: Outer ring road (near Forest Dept. gate)
(A layout map is attached herewith for your easy reference)

1.Cow menace: There are vacant sites at 19th main i.e. site No’s 1280 to 1286-opposite to
Anjaneya temple- which are lying vacant since the inception of this layout and seem not
allotted to anybody by BDA. These sites are being used as debris dumping yard. Apart from
this, the stretch of road in front of these sites are used as cattle breeding center and it is a
breading ground of mosquitoes and other disease spreading flies and insects. Nearly 10 to 15
cows are brought to these sites from elsewhere for milking during early morning hours; and
after that it’s left free in the layout for graze. Besides, the cows roam day and night in the
streets and defecate all over the places, making nuisance to the residents/motorist.

         Cows kept for milking at 19th main           Cows roaming and grazing in the streets

We are facing the cow menace problem for the last 3 to 4 years.
2.Garbage collection and disposal: The waste management team at our HBR 5th block
layout, is not doing the collection & disposal of garbage i.e. door-to-door collection and
sweeping of all roads properly and regularly. Roads are being swept once in 4 or 5 days. The
swept wastes are either dumped in vacant sites or burned. The garbage dumped by passers-by
near the KEB transformer at 19th main has not been cleared regularly. Repeated complaints
have not yielded any response. Garbage collecting girls are collecting the garbage from door to
door and carrying it in bicycle instead of tricycle.

                   Garbage dumped near KEB Transformer at 19th main
3. Tarring of roads: The asphalting/tarring work has not been taken up in this segment since
several years and there are innumerable potholes. Some time back BBMP took up
asphalting/tarring of some main roads in 5th block (i.e. from 15th main to 19th main road and
left it half way and incomplete. All other roads namely 14th, 17th C main and all cross roads
(i.e. from 21st to 27th cross near BESCOM office and from 36th cross to 45th cross at 19th main)
were not done. The condition of roads (i.e. 30th C main-BESCOM office road, extension roads
of 17th and 18th main and 21st to 27th cross roads) on the other side of storm water drain is in a
worst and dilapidated state posing danger to all. When the association took up the case, BBMP
started filling up potholes wherever the roads were very bad and that work was also stopped
4. Fencing of open SWD: As you are aware, the fencing of open SWD (with chain link
barbed wires) was done long back from ring road to Footstep Bridge. The stretch from
Footstep Bridge to 19th main bridge is left out unfinished. Mr.Gundappa sheety, EE and Mr.
Vijayakumar, AE during their visit to our layout in May ‘10 had agreed to finish it in a
month’s time. In spite of several reminders on this matter nothing has happened till date.

                                  Fencing of SWD done partially
5. Street signboards: Recently street signboards were erected and painted with street numbers
in our layout; but still at many places signboards are to be erected and painted. It has been
observed that some signboards are with wrong markings as under; and it’s to be corrected to
match with property documents. Even after our reminders no action has been taken.
           17th ‘A’ main is written as 17th main (where it meets with 1st A cross)
           30th’A’ cross is written as 30th cross (at both ends of 30th A cross)
           1st ‘A’ cross is written as 1st main road.
           39th cross is written as 33rd cross at one place and 38th cross at another place.

6. Side drain cleaning: Side drains were cleaned only in some roads and left half way. We
brought this to the notice of all concerned; but no action was taken.

7. Construction of demolished sidewall of SWD: The SWD sidewall was broke open to get
entry of JCP into the SWD for the purpose of de-silting. This was done in Jan’10 and lying as
it is till today. The demolished sidewall to be reconstructed immediately; otherwise there are
much likely chances of sewage water entering into the layout during rainy season.

      Demolished sidewall for entry of JCP             Revamping of side drain stopped midway

8. Revamping of rainwater side drains: Revamping of side drains was done only in some
roads and left half way; and it has to be done in full-fledged manner in all roads.

Park and other civic amenities: As there is no Library, playground for children and a park in
our segment, we request you to kindly provide these amenities. During the layout formation
BDA had earmarked 18 guntas of land in 18th main; but even after the lapse of 22 years no
park has come in this site. During these periods the land mafias tried to knock of this prime
land many times. The construction activities of the mafia on this land were stalled by BDA
each time by demolishing the construction. Recently, the BBMP officials from the hands of
land grabbers recovered this prime site and now it’s under way for converting into a PARK.
Therefore we request you once again to kindly look into the matter and arrange for a speedy
work to convert this land into park.

Retaining walls for SWD: The below photos will illustrate the condition of the SWD beyond
19th main bridge. The sidewall was constructed on one side only for a very short length and the
work was stopped mid way. As there is neither a sidewall nor any fence to the SWD, many
construction people from neighboring and far off places are dumping the debris here day and
night. Due to this there is a hindrance in the flow of sewage water and the same stagnates
becoming a breeding place for mosquitoes and other insects and foul smell emanate from this
stagnated water.

          SWD seen without side walls          SWD with wall on one side, that too for a small
We have made several representations to the concerned authorities; but nothing has happened
till today. Hence, we are forced to bring up the matter to you Sir and request you to kindly
look into the matter and do the needful. We also humbly request you to kindly visit our 5th
block for an on the spot inspection.

Thanking you,

With Best regards

Vice-President                                              Joint Secretary
Mr.V.G.Sathyamurthy                                        Mr.K.Annamalai
Mob: 9449271732                                            Mob: 9880377392

Copy to:
1. Mr. George MLA
2. The Commissioner, BBMP, Bangalore. Via email:,
3. Addl. Commissioner, BBMP, Bangalore. Via email:,
4. Mr. Rajappa, AEE, BBMP
5. Mr.Govindaraju, Corporator, Ward No. 24

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