Month: July 2011

Request for Pedestrian overbridge at Kadugodi Railway / Bus Station area

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Request to Railway authorities to consider a pedestrian over bridge / BMTC to extend the Volvo Buses to the other side of the new Over Bridge / and to provide more electric lighting at Kadugodi Railway Station area.

With the arrival of the over bridge facility at Kadugodi/Whitefield area residents are now facing a new problem. Public travelling from and to Kadugodi bus station are facing insurmountable difficulties. Most of the time, one or two goods trains are parked across the railway gate, fencing the entry gate from Kadugodi end. In addition, digging of drain is restricting people crossing over. To add more there is absolutely no light and complete darkness prevail at night. All these make public to risk their life and property while crossing the railway gate to reach either side.

Problem is greater for women carrying children, old/handicapped/sick people and those carrying luggage.

The Kadugodi Bus station is very convenient to all and majority of the public who uses it live on the other side of the bus station. Everyone will agree that it is impractical for pedestrians to cross over by using the fly over, which has become dangerous even for motorists due to darkness and displaced road dividers.

Could the Railway authorities kindly consider addressing this issue affecting a large population who depend on this route by providing a foot over bridge.

Secondly, could BMTC extend the bus routes, more particularly volvos, to the other side of the railway gate. There are several buildings and residential complexes coming up on this side and both BMTC (by way of added revenue) and public (by safe and convenient transport option) could benefit from this move.

I humbly request the authorities along with the Corporator and Legislator/ MP ofKadugodi area to consider the following items (request) and make this development made available as early as possible.:

Request to Railway authorities to consider a pedestrian over bridge / BMTC to extend the Volvo Buses to the other side of the new Over Bridge / and to provide more electric lighting at Kadugodi Railway Station area.

I hope those who are from Kadugodi area will feel the necessity for an immediate requirement of this and support this request.

Sincere regards,

Ramesh Menon

7 July 2011