Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) claims that they have cleared the wires under the TendureSURE project. But death of seven years old boy Uday Gor four days back in Kamanahaali, has raised questions on their claim. Residents living near Dr. Rajkumar Park have blamed BBMP for their slothful attitude towards reconstruction work in the park.
Vimal Kumar, who lives adjacent to the park said, “We are still scared of that incident and are not sure if we would send our kids to these parks. This is the first time such incident has happened. There are many works that still needs to be completed in this park. But their work has always been sloppy. There were wires still present in those pipes till two days back and have been cleared today.”
Residents had complained about the slow work before as well, but no one paid attention to it. Mr. Kemuraja Krishnan, member of park committee told Citycast, “There are 8 parks in this area and this is the only park which is in poor condition. We have made several complaints about it in the past and then only reconstruction work got started after six months.”
However, BBMP officials deny such allegations and tell that the park is not under their supervision. Mr. Suhith Kumar, Assistant Engineer, BBMP office in Kamanahaali said, “This Park is no longer with BBMP now, and was given to BDA last October. Still, we have taken responsibility and have announced 10 lakh rupees compensation for victim’s family. An investigation committee has been setup by BDA and we are also waiting for verdict from them. Once the verdict comes, we will further proceed with investigation from our side.”
A similar kind of incident took place in Hyderabad last month when a six-year old boy was electrocuted after touching an electric pole. With such kind of incidents prevailing these days, municipal bodies are required to be more active in their work.