The Towns Mirror Special: There’s a lake in Cooke Town. Have you seen it yet?
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Said Avner Barak, a resident, “The contractor of the building used to pump water from the pit a few weeks ago. Now, he has stopped doing it.”
The stagnant water is a new development but since the site started getting developed, residents had complained as far back as August 2019, that drilling and stone cutting had resulted in cracks forming in adjacent buildings. Besides this, the noise levels of the drilling activity was deafening.
The Sarvagnanagar MLA, KJ George, had written to the BBMP to initiate action against the site owner for flouting norms with regard to drilling and stone cutting. In 2019, the Department of Mines and Geology has issued a notice to Sharif, the site owner, asking him to submit documents pertaining to stone cutting and drilling.
“We are fed up with the BBMP’s apathetic attitude. Nothing has been done despite shocking incidents of building collapse – on Hutchins Road,
“The BBMP authorities will be responsible if any resident falls ill due to dengue caused by the mosquitoes,’’ said Barak. While the BBMP Joint Commissioner Pallavi K R was not available for comment, BBMP Assistant Executive Engineer, Srikanth, has assured that he will advise the property owner to pump out the water from the foundation pit.
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