HBR 5 TH BLOCK SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
No.1489, 17T H C main, 5 th block, HBR layout, 1st stage, Bangalore-560043
Regd. No.: SOR/BLU/DR/1051/2009
To 10th Nov 2010
Shri. K. J. George. MLA
Sarvagna nagar Constituency,
Sub: Unfinished development work and short supply of water in HBR 5 th block
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 reference)
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 done
Dilapidated condition of BESCOM road connecting outer ring road and 19 th main in HBR 5th block
Fencing of open SWD: 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, (Ex- 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
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. In spite of our letter to Chief Engineer SWD, nothing has happened so far.
SWD seen without side walls SWD with wall on one side, that too for a small
Cow menace: There are vacant sites at 19th main i.e. site No’s 1280 to 1282-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’s 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. Several complaints to all
concerned have gone into deaf ears.
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 5 or 6 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
Garbage dumped near KEB Transformer at 19 th main
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.
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.
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
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.
Overflowing of sewage water: It has been observed that the sewer pipes get clogged very
often and sewage water overflows through manhole chamber and run onto the road creating
foul smell and causing hardship to the residents. The reason being that at many places the
chamber’s manhole lids are either not placed properly or damaged; and in some cases the
chamber’s mouth itself got damaged.
More importantly, the residents near kalana mantapa are facing more sanitation problem
due to frequent overflow of sewage water.
We are facing this problem ever since the
choultry came into operational. The sewer
pipes that were laid long back for residential
use are not sustaining voluminous sewage
water coming out of choultry which causing
overflows. A meeting was conducted on
Sunday, 30th May ‘10 with our area corporator
to resolve this problem; but nothing has
happened afterwards. We have written a letter
to BWSSB on this matter for remedial action
and it’s still in the budget stage.
Sewage water overflowing thro’ manhole chambe r
KALYANA MANTAPA WOES: The residents, who live in 21st and 22nd crosses face lot of
inconvenience and civic related problems, because of marriages/functions conducted in the
choultries. It has been observed that in this area, the sewage pipes and side drains get blocked
very frequently and overflowing on to the roads. During function hours, vehicles are parked
haphazardly causing inconvenience to the residents; and we are unable to use our vehicles.
Please refer the enclosed sheet for the problems explained in detailed manner.
Short supply of water: We are having acute short supply of water (due to
insufficient water pressure) for the last 6 months. We have made enough
complaints to East zone engineers and also Chairman. But till today there is
no improvement in the water supply.
Park and other civic amenities: Please note that there is no Library, playground for children
and a park in our segment. 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 up 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 recovered this prime site from the hands of land
grabbers and now it’s under way for converting into a PARK. We have made several
representations to the concerned authorities; but nothing has happened till today.
In total, there is nobody to take care of our layout. Layout (BBMP) engineers, health inspector
and corporator are there for only namesake.
The residents of HBR 5th block humbly request your good self to look into the issues and do
With Best regards