JP Nagar pedestrian pained

The footpath at the Kanakpura-Ring Road junction is neglected and unusable. JP Nagar resident T K Jagannathan is striving to get it repaired.

All footpath slabs uprooted. Sewage water over flowing on the road. Dozens of school children and IT employees have to wait beside this health and acident trap every morning. This is NH209!

There is a tussle between the BBMP and the Highways department ever since the Kanakapura road has scaled up as NH209.

My photograph of the problematic area was published in the Times of India on 18th December, 2008, followed by a mail to the chief minister, the commissioner of BBMP and the Director of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in Delhi.

If you would like to volunteer to help resolve this issue, please contact TK Jagannathan at 9880040101 .

The chief minister forwarded my mail to the chief secretary for his ‘action and reply’. There lies the matter.

Walking and crossing the signal to catch a bus or to shop is a nightmare for all, especially senior citizens.

All we ask is just repair the footpath. Is that too much?

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Overflowing sewage on the footpath at Kanakpura Road (pic: T K Jagannathan)

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Footpath-turned-garbage dump at Kanakpura Road (pic: T K Jagannathan)

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Broken slabs of the footpath at JP Nagar (pic: T K Jagannathan)

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