A pot-holed road with sidewalks stacked with mud, and cables hanging loose from the soil. This is not a corner of a faraway suburb but Midford Crescent, off Richmond Road near M.G. Road in the city.
One half of the road has been closed for the past three months to repair drain pipes. Consequently, two-way traffic is squeezed into the other half, causing traffic jams.
“We have been greatly inconvenienced by this over the past months. We cannot even take out the vehicles from the apartment with ease,” said B. Phillip, a resident of Midford Garden Apartments.
The slow pace of the work is stressing out pedestrians too. “It is scary to walk here,” said Ashok Kumar, a resident.
Compounding their problems is the stench from the stagnant drain water.
There might be some relief for the long-suffering residents with the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board officials claiming that the pipeline work had been completed and restoration of the road would be completed two weeks.
They blamed the project delay on shifting of innumerable power and telecommunication cables.