Staff Reporter

They plead for a skywalk near BDA complex

Say walkways are badly maintained

BANGALORE: Encroachment of the pavements, lack of proper playgrounds and stray dog menace. Residents of Padmanabhanagar on Wednesday poured out their woes before the Transport Minister R. Ashok, who represents them in the Legislative Assembly.

Unscientific ways of garbage disposal and diversion of traffic from the main roads to smaller by-lanes are their biggest grievances, judging by the vociferousness during an interactive session with the Minister. “We need a pedestrian underpass or a skywalk near the Banashankari BDA Complex as it has become extremely difficult for us to cross the road,” A.R.K. Sharma, a resident, pointed out.

Another resident, B.M. Srinivas Rao, said pedestrians were facing difficulty using the pavements, as at many places they have been encroached upon by electrical transformers. Moreover, sewage chambers pose danger to pedestrians, especially senior citizens, he added. On the issue of parks, he pointed that the walkways were undulated.