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Obstruction to motorists on public roads
Voice of The Reader

Obstruction to motorists on public roads

December 2, 2021

Sir, I would like to highlight that people constructing new houses and repairing are freely occupying public roads by constructing ramps and extending compound walls and staircases at the free space left between the road.  Local authorities never bothered to take necessary action against those occupying the road and free space thus causing obstruction to…

Driving Licence renewal: Suggestions to RTO Mysuru West
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Driving Licence renewal: Suggestions to RTO Mysuru West

December 1, 2021

Sir, As my Driving Licence (DL) was expiring, I submitted the application online (https://sarathi.parivahan.gov.in/). Uploading the application, photo, signature, medical certificate and payment of the necessary fees was entirely online. I also could book a slot for 18.11.2021. When I went to RTO Mysuru West Office, there was again a photo and signature taking plus…

Hebbal Lake camera ban revoked
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Hebbal Lake camera ban revoked

November 30, 2021

Sir, The Infosys Security had placed a prohibition on taking cameras and binoculars into Hebbal Lake Park. Upon hearing displeasure about this strange policy from the park-users, I am happy to learn from Infosys Security that this ban has now been revoked. I appreciate this prompt action by Raghu Das of Infosys Security. Once again,…

Shoddy work on a busy road
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Shoddy work on a busy road

November 29, 2021

Sir, About a month back a portion of the ever busy  Mysuru-Madikeri Highway, opposite Ganapathy Temple at Hinkal caved in, may be due to the bad road work executed earlier. Instead of immediately doing a permanent road repair work,  the authorities concerned preferred to dump a tractor  load of mud on the road. This action…

Will VTU show some concern for students?
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Will VTU show some concern for students?

November 27, 2021

Sir, I am writing this as an aggrieved senior citizen on an extremely difficult experience with Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, on a routine application process. My daughter, currently residing in the US and an old student of a VTU-affiliated College, had applied for official grade sheet transcripts from VTU to pursue her Master’s studies…

Multiple civic issues in Vani Vilas Layout
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Multiple civic issues in Vani Vilas Layout

November 26, 2021

Sir, The residents of a street in Vani Vilas Layout, Hebbal (behind Indian Overseas Bank) are grappling with multiple civic problems like poor roads, indiscriminate dumping of garbage, dumping of construction debris, stray dogs/cattle, non-functioning street lights and flooding of street during heavy rains. This photograph of our area highlights every issue that I have…

Potholes or Death Traps !?
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Potholes or Death Traps !?

November 25, 2021

Sir, No, these are not craters on the moon but potholes in our own backyard. These craters can be found just before the Railway crossing on KRS Road in front of Golden Landmark Resort. This is a very busy road filled with tourists to KRS, workers going to industrial areas and students going to Schools…

On draining rain water to UGD
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On draining rain water to UGD

November 24, 2021

Sir, This is with reference to the news item in SOM dated Nov.17 wherein the MCC has directed all the house owners to channelise the rain water from the terrace to storm water drains and not into the UGD network. Though it is a good idea, there are practical problems in executing the same. Many…

Heritage structures in neglected state
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Heritage structures in neglected state

November 23, 2021

Sir,  This refers to the letter titled “Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion caves in: Lack of pride to preserve our Royal Heritage” by H.R. Bapu Satyanarayana, a Retired Chief Engineer, who has very rightly raised the issue of accountability in public life (SOM dated Nov.18, 2021). In his concern to the caving in of the roof of…

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