Bengaluru: BBMP authorities of the Whitefield, Electronic city, KR Puram, and Mahadevapura zones have cleared the footpaths of encroachments on 180 major roads, much to the relief of the pedestrians of these localities.
It can be recalled that recently, tens of resident forums held a protest in Whitefield demanding the eviction and clearing of footpaths along the city roads. They met with BBMP Mayor Sampath Raj seeking his intervention. It is after the protest that the BBMP authorities took up the eviction drive.
Some of the major roadways that were cleared include Bellandur road, Halasur road, Sarjapur road etc, said the authorities. These roads were cleared after local resident associations applied pressure on the authorities.
The authorities also informed that they will soon take up footpath up-gradation work on priority basis.