MLA promises action at ST Bed layout

The residents of ST Bed Layout adjacent to Koramangala recently organised a public meeting with civic officials in the presence of their MLA, Ramalinga Reddy. Citizens noted many promises.

In one of the many public appearances that Ramalinga Reddy, MLA, (Congress-BTM Layout constituency) is making these days, he visited the ST Bed area on 21 June, Saturday. The residents of ST Bed area organised a meeting comprising of all the officers from the different government departments including the BBMP, BWSSB, BDA, Police, etc. The stage was decked with around a dozen people including the Reddy. Around a 100 people attended this meeting.

Citizens listing to officers at the meeting in MLA meeting at Koramangala, Bangalore

Citizens listing to officers at the meeting. Pic: Author.

Before the meeting Reddy had already been visiting the area, since his victory in the elections. He recently inaugurated the asphalting of a few roads in Koramangala, in the 3rd Block, 6th Block, and more.

The meeting began with a letter complied by the residents of ST Bed, Friends Colony, Cauvery colony together describing the major problems of these areas.

The main problems involved undone roads that are in no condition to be used. While water supply, sanitation also were a cause of concern for many specially for people living in Friends colony. The MLA mentioned that a total of Rs.6 crores has been allotted for Koramangala and Ejjipura area for tarring.

Reddy appeared patient in listening to the grievances and answered queries while asking the officers in-charge to respond as well. But soon enough, the agitation in the public was visible and some citizens started shouting. People even reached the dias and crowded around it.

The major frustration: citizens wanted a time bound activity of development. To this Reddy said: "Work would be done in three weeks and if any officer is not cooperating or if the work is not happening then the public is free to call on my personal mobile number." He announced his number on the mike. (9480143777)

People were unsatisfied with the answers of M P Kishore, a technical manager and officer in-charge from the Karnataka Land Army Corporation(KLAC). He claimed to have cleared debris regularly from the roads and finishing the road constructions on time. To this, residents showed their disbelief and gave him examples of the Nirguna Mandir Road.

The residents repeatedly complained about the Shinivagalu Main Road, 4th Main, which is not in a good shape and is one of the most used roads. Along with that a lot of people complained that once the road construction finishes, the rocks and debris are left on the footpath only creating troubles for the people who have to walk through and for those who live nearby.

Ramalinga Reddy (MLA) at the center of the dias, listening to grienvances in MLA meeting at Koramangala, Bangalore

Ramalinga Reddy (MLA) at the centre of the dias, listening to grievances. Pic: Author.

Reddy for his part, referred to major works currently being undertaken including storm water drains, drinking water supply, road asphalting and desilting of the storm water drains. He said that he is taking special interest in asphalting of roads and all the roads in the area will be done by the month of August. The BBMP medical officer for health for Kormangala, M Jayaprakash promised that the stray dog menace and mosquito trouble would be soon solved.

While the officers were repeating "madthini sir" (‘we will do it’), the MLA got annoyed. He asked them not to just nod their heads but show something in actions. He has asked the officers to get signatures from at least two households every street once the work is totally done and that the debris are removed.

Furthermore, some active citizen groups came up with additional issues like garbage clearance, and collection of garbage from the Maharaja Restaurant Junction which happens to be the entry to ST Bed area. As one enters, the first thing visible is the garbage dump.

Muralidhar Rao, a resident of Mantri Classic Apartments suggested that the whole process of garbage collection and dumping should be scientifically managed. Secondly he also pointed the hanging cables and wires posing a constant threat to the residents hence even that needs urgent attention.

To all this, MLA Reddy seemed very ambitious and accepted most of the suggestions. One of his personnel noted down each and every point made in the meeting. How much of the notes moves out of the notebook and comes to reality is for everyone to wait and watch.


  1. Anusree Kailash says:

    This is awesome!!! Roads around Ejipura have been tarred shortly after this event.

    I am interested in knowing more about who organised this event and how it was organised. I would like to team up for such events and get this working for more areas.

    Please let me know more about it… I am a resident of Ejipura and I can be contacted on my email “”

  2. Supriya Khandekar says:

    Hello Anusree,

    The event was primarily organised by the residents’ associations. The Savekoramangala group is constantly working to organise related events. You can contact them through the yahoogroups and you can also contact Mr Muralidhar Rao who is an active member. His id is: murali7727 @

  3. Anusree Kailash says:

    Thank you Supriya! 🙂

  4. Jose Paul says:

    I am Jose Paul representing Majestic Residency ,Taverekere ,BTM .
    We are not getting Cauvery water regularly .The last release was on 18th July .That too after calling and sending mails .Sir please take action to ensure regular supply .When all our reservoirs are full ,we are not getting water.This is desperate situation .Please take action .Thanks in advance.
    Jose Paul,
    Committee member ,Majestic Residency ,
    Taverekere ,BTM

  5. Daari Mangalore says:

    ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ ಯಾ ಪ್ರಜ್ಯಾವಂತ ತೊಂದರೆಗೆ ಒಳಪಟ್ಟ ಕಾಲೇಜು ಹುಡಿಗಿಯರೇ .ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗುವ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರೇ ಮತ್ತು ನಾಗರಿಕರೆ … ಇತ್ತ ಗಮನಿಸಿ … ಇ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಯನ್ನು ನಮ್ಮ ಸ್ವಂತ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ ಎಂದು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸೋಣ ….ಬನ್ನಿ ಒಂದು sms ಅಥವಾ call ಅಥವಾ mail

    ಇಲ್ಲಿ link ನ್ನು ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ :-

    ಬಸ್ ನ ಒಳಗಡೆ ಸೀಟ್ ನ capacity ನ ಜಾಸ್ತಿ ಜನರನ್ನು ಹಾಕುವ ಆಗಿಲ್ಲ … ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದ ಸಾರಿಗೆ ಕಾನೂನು … ಹಾಗೂ ಸರ್ವೋಚ್ಚ ನ್ಯಾಯಲಯ ,,ಉಚ್ಚ ನ್ಯಾಲಯದ ತೀರ್ಪು ಇದ್ದರೋ ನಮಗೆ ಯಾಕೆ ಉಸುಬರಿ ಎಂದು ನಾವುಗಳು ಸುಮ್ಮನಿದ್ದು ,,,ಈಗ ಎಂತಹ ತೊಂದರೆ ಅನುಭವಿಸುವ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣ ಆಗಿದೆ.. ನಮ್ಮ ನಾಳಿನ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಬವಿಷ್ಯ ಕ್ಕೆ ಅದ್ರುನು ನಾವೂ ಕೇಳಲೇ ಬೇಕಾಗುತ್ತದೆ …

    ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ಸಾರಿಗೆ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಯಾ ನಿರ್ಲಕ್ಷ ದೋರಣೆ ಇಂದ ಕಾಲೇಜ್ ಗೆ ಹೋಗುವ ಹೆಣ್ಣು ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಹಿರಿಯ ನಾಗರಿಕರೂ ತುಂಬಾ ತೊಂದರೆ ಅನುಭವಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ … ಅದ್ದರಿಂದ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಒಂದು sms ಅಥವಾ call ಇವರ ತೊಂದರೆಯನ್ನು ನಿವಾರಿಸ ಬಹುದು ..saarige ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಕೆಲವು ಬಸ್ ಮಾಫಿಯ ದ ಹಿಡಿತದಿಂದ ತಿಪ್ಪಿಸಲು ಜನ ಜಾಗ್ರತಿ ಅವಶ್ಯವಿದೆ … ಕೇವಲ ಟಿವ ಮದ್ಯಮದವರು ಅಥವಾ ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮದವರು ಪ್ರಕಟಣೆ ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ..ಸರಕಾರ ಅಥವಾ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಇವತ್ತಿನ ಸ್ತಿತಿ ಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅರ್ಥ ಆಗುದಿಲ್ಲ … ಇವರುಗಳಿಗೆ ನಾಚಿಗೆ ಮಾನ ಮರ್ಯಾದೆ , ಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿ ಒಂದು ಅರ್ಥ ಆಗುದಿಲ್ಲ .. ಅದ್ದರಿಂದ ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಸೇರಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಒಂದೇ ಒಂದು call ಅಥವಾ sms ಮುಖಾಂತರ ನಿದ್ದೆ ಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವ ಸಂಬಂದ ಪಟ್ಟ ಸಚಿವ , ಅಧಿಕಾರಿ ಯನ್ನು ಎಚ್ಚರಿಸುವ ವ್ಯವಸ್ತೆ ಮಾಡೋಣ ,,, ನೀವು ಮಾಡಬೇಕಾದದ್ದು …..ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮೊಬೈಲ್ ನಿಂದ ಎ ಕೆಳಗೆ ನಮ್ಮೊದಿಸಿದ ನಂಬರ್ ಗೆ ಕರೆ ಮಾಡಿ ….. ಅಥವಾ ಮೇಲ್ ಮಾಡಿ …. ಇವರೆಲ್ಲ ನಮ್ಮ ತೆರಿಗೆ ಯಾ ಹಣದಿಂದ ಜನ ಸೇವೆಯ ನೆಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಬದುಕುವವರು ….

    ದ.ಕ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಬಸ್ಸಿನ ಪರವಾನಿಗೆ ನೀಡಿ . ಹೆಚ್ಚು k.s.r.t.c ಬಸ್ ನ್ನು ಸರಕಾರ ಹಾಕಿ.. ,ನಮ್ಮನು ನೆಮ್ಮದಿಯಿಂದ ಪ್ರಯಾಣ ಮಾಡಲು ಬಿಡಿ . ಹೀಗೆ ಹೇಳಿ …. ಅಥವಾ sms ಮಾಡಿ …ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಒಟ್ಟಾಗಿ ಸೇರಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಬೇಡಿಕೆ ಯನ್ನು ಇಡುವ ಹೇಗೆ ಆಗಬಹುದು ಯೋಚಿಸಿ ….

    ಕೆಲವರು ಕೋಪ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಾಳಜಿ ವಹಿವವರು ಇದ್ದಾರೆ .ನಮ್ಮ ವ್ಯವಸ್ತೆಯ ವಿರುದ್ದ ಯುವಕ ಯುವತಿಯರಿಗೆ ಬೀದಿಗೆ ಬಂದು ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಸಮಯ ಇರುದಿಲ್ಲ . ಅಥವಾ ಯಾವುದೇ ಸಂಘಟನೆ, ಪಕ್ಷ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಗುರುರುತಿಸಿ ಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಎಸ್ಟ ಇರುದಿಲ್ಲ ..
    ನಮ್ಮ ಭಾರತದ ಸಂವಿದಾನ ನೀಡಿದ ವಾಕ್ ಮತ್ತು ಅಬಿವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ, (articles 19, 20, 21 and 22, of the constitution of India ).ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದೆ .. ಅದನ್ನು ಪರಿಣಾಮಕಾರಿ ಯಾಗಿ ಜ್ಯಾರಿ ಗೊಲಿಸೋಣ .

    ಸಂಭಂದ ಪಟ್ಟ ವರ ದೂರವಾಣಿ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಇದೆ .. ಮಾತಾಡಿ , ಎಸ್ಟೋ ಹೆಣ್ಣು ಹಾಗೂ ಗಂಡು ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಸುಮ್ ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ಫೋನ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಅದೆಸ್ತೋ call ,SMS ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ .. ಒಂದು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ sms ಅಥವಾ call ಮಾಡಿ .. ಮಂಗಳೂರಲ್ಲಿ ಪರವಾನಿಗೆ ಯಾವಾಗ free ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರ ? ಮತ್ತು k.s.r.t.c bus ನ್ನು ಜಾಸ್ತಿ ಯಾವಾಗ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರ ? ನಮಗೆ ತೊಂದರೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ .ತಿಳಿಸಿ

    1) Ramalinga Reddy Transport minister 9480143777/ 080-22237240

    2) RAVI KUMAR P Principal Secretary to Government transport dept M: 94481 24242 – 080- 22353912080-22352769 email :-

    3) MR prakash district commissioner mangalore:- office 2220588 222058 mobile 99449225000 and 9448079078 email:-,

    4)Mr N Manjunatha Prasad, IAS M.D KSRTC :9448275719 and 7760990002

    5) Sri. K. Amaranarayana, I.A.S transport commissioner Govt. of Karnataka 080-22353785 mobile :9448138668email:-

    6)M.L.A SRI MOHIUDDIN BAVA.B.A 9886075555

    7)M.L.A SRI JOHN RICHARD LOBO 9448375245

    8)M.L.A AND HETH MINISTER U.T. KHADAR 9448383919



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Similar Story

City Buzz: Demand for NEET probe | Heatwaves continue to kill… and more

In other news: MoHUA bats for rainwater harvesting, 100 million-plus cities by 2050, and 21 lakh air pollution deaths, says a new report.

Demand for NEET probe Even as multiple cases of malpractices from Godhra, Patna and other parts of the nation mire the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2024 exam for medical and allied courses, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on June 20th said that isolated incidents of malpractices should not affect lakhs of students who had rightfully cleared the examination. The government is expected to set up a high-level panel to look into the functioning of the National Testing Agency (NTA). The Supreme Court had sought responses from the Centre, the NTA and others on petitions seeking cancellation of the…

Similar Story

Walking in their shoes: How cities can include senior citizens in planning

IIT-Bombay and design firm Dig-Design have come together to create an 'age empathy suit' meant to simulate conditions of ageing.

“My grandfather is 88 years old. Like other senior citizens, he used to go for long walks, but now he can’t. Often, he doesn’t tell us how he feels because he doesn’t want to bother us. Going through this experience of wearing the empathy suit, which simulates challenges faced by older people, is very helpful. It's not that we don’t know about the issues, but experiencing them first hand provides a better understanding,” says Amod. He is referring to a wearable empathy suit being developed at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay that communicates the experiences of older citizens…