FORWARD 68 demands action from officials

Officials of various departments were invited to the quarterly meeting of FORWARD 68. The problems were plenty and the assurances came thick and fast.

Members of Federation of Residents Welfare Association of Ward 148 (Ejipura) known as FORWARD 68 brought civic officials for a one-on-one session in its quarterly review meeting on 19th May.

The meeting was held in Ashwini Layout, primarily to discuss the resident’s grievances. Members of RWAs from Ashwini Layout, Venugopalaswamy Layout, ST Bed Koramangala, Ejipura New Extension Residents’ Association (ENERA) and Chandra Reddy Layout voiced their problems with BBMP, BWSSB and BESCOM officials.

Member of Forward-68 attending the meeting. Pic: Abhishek Angad

Anil Kumar , Secretary , FORWARD 68 drove the meeting and allowed concerned residents in turns to inquire about their problems with the respective officials. All the pending issues as well as fresh issues were discussed.

The meeting started with the residents complaining about BESCOM officials not generating a docket numbers i.e registering their complaint. S R Nagaraj, AEE(S-4), Koramangala assured a quick response. Problems regarding sagging of wires and voltage fluctuations in these areas were also discussed.

Nagaraj spoke to the Citizen Matters about the importance of these meetings. He said that the turnout is very low in public forums organised by BESCOM. He promised that the minor problems will be settled in two to three days and majors would take at least 15 days to get resolved.

Other officials too promised of a quick action regarding the issues discussed.

Some of the major discussions included pourakarmikas demanding money for cleaning the streets and collections of garbage at Chandra Reddy and Venugopalswamy Layout, duplicate house numbers creating problem in the delivery of important letters such as visas and passports,water leakage near wipro park junction.

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