The distinctively non-fragrant smells and sights of Bengalurus Church StreetBenita Chacko and Megha Varier
news Friday, May 08, 2015 - 05:30

Some Bengalureans envision this road to be like Singapore's Orchard Street in the future. But on Friday, Church Street in Bengaluru was a far cry from the spic and span zone it is supposed to be.

A manhole was found overflowing in front of the MG Road Metro Station on Church Street. It has apparently been leaking since Friday morning, but the people near it say that no official has come to inspect it. The water coming out of the drain was seen flowing into potholes making it all the more difficult for pedestrians to walk on the street. 

Ashaan, a security guard at a building overlooking Church Street told The News Minute, â€śThis is a regular feature on rainy days, but now it is happening even when it does not rain. Usually the officials take some measures only when it continues for more than two days, otherwise it is simply allowed to flow.”

A lady running a paan stall nearby said, “The flowing sewage creates a stench here and we have to endure it through the day.”

Similarly, another manhole was seen overflowing in front of Chinnaswamy stadium. This is on one of Bengaluru’s important roads, one that connects Ambedkar Veedhi with MG road. This too has been overflowing since today morning. 

Two police constables were on IPL duty in front of this same manhole that is causing water clogging on the road. One of the constables, stationed at the stadium was not surprised and dismissed the incident saying, “It is a recurring incident whenever it rains”. However, it is interesting to note that Bengaluru has not had rains in the past couple of days.

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