Bangalore’s fire temple being slowly smoked out
Trustees of the BPZA have knocked on the doors of civic authorities, but have found no respite. Ever since Cunningham Road was made a one-way, the temple has faced the brunt of converging traffic.
Office bearers of the BPZA have already approached the Karnataka Lokayukta, justice Santosh Hegde, as well as the chairman of the Karnataka State Minorities Commission. They have also sought the intervention of governor HR Bhardwaj. They have asked additional commissioner (traffic) Praveen Sood to look into the matter.
Sood agreed to post a constable at the front gate of the temple to ensure that bus commuters do not crowd outside. That measure, however, lasted only a few weeks. Trustees approached former Karnataka chief justice Rama Jois, explaining that the problem could be solved if the major BMTC bus stop was shifted.
Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney