Akshayanagar Layout near Bannerghatta Road sees a fair amount of traffic. However, the current infrastructure is not only inadequate, but also unsafe for commuters. Are the authorities listening?
This is Akshayanagar Layout, situated off Bannerghatta Road (Note: Akshayanagar is also the name of another layout situated in Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore).
Sandwiched between Hulimavu Lake on one side and Begur Lake on the other, Akshayanagar is an upcoming locality with several residential projects under construction currently. Owing to its proximity to Bannerghatta Road, Electronic City and Jigani, it is a much sort after locality by Bangalore’s techie population.
Akshayanagar Layout can be accessed from Bannerghatta Road via the BDA 80 feet road (one of the many access points), which joins the Hulimavu-Begur Road, and further connects to the Yelenahalli Road, on both sides of which the layout is located.
The Hulimavu Begur road boasts of upscale residential projects such as Hiranandani Queensgate and DLF New Town. Another conspicuous aspect of this area today is the absence of asphalted roads. While the Hulimavu Begur-stretch right outside the Hiranandani project has stayed this way for a long time now, the Yelenahalli Road too has been completely dug up recently.
Hulimavu-Begur Road outside Hiranandani Queensgate. Pic: Sapna Prabhu
The area is not sufficiently lit at night, making these roads fatal especially during the monsoons. I avoid pillion riding completely because the risk is just too high.
Another view of the stretch outside Hiranandani Queensgate. Pic: Sapna Prabhu
Yelennahalli Road, at the start of Akshayanagar Layout. Pic: Sapna Prabhu
Hulimavu-Begur Road. Pic: Sapna Prabhu
Hulimavu-Begur Road outside DLF Town. Pic: Sapna Prabhu
Though several open complaints have been made by residents of the area on ichangemycity.com requesting road repair, no action has been taken so far.
While the Yelenahalli road is being fixed temporarily using jelly stones, this certainly will not help in the long run. Being the connecting road to Begur, this is a busy road which sees a lot of traffic. Until these roads are asphalted, the problem is going to be keep coming back to bother the residents.
I’m hoping that by highlighting this, we can expect some permanent solution from BBMP soon.