Removal of electric poles on SK Temple Road
18th December 2021
The BESCOM Mahadevapura division has removed the electric poles lying abandoned on the footpath along Sri Krishna Temple Road near Garudacharpalya improving pedestrian safety and the visual appeal of the street.
Removal of illegal signboards and flex boards
13th December 2021
As a special cleaning drive across the 9km Complete Streets loop, over 20 metal advertisement boards and over 55 flex board banners were removed to reduce visual clutter and improve the street appeal of the neighbourhood.
TRASHure Hunt with Ugly Indians
11th December 2021
30+ runners and cyclists completed a 9km circuit along the SuMA Doddanekundi Complete Streets pilot route for an on-ground assessment of blackspots and declared the entire network Garbage free.
There was participation from 17+ stakeholder groups including governmental departments, IT parks and local residents to make the event a success. Post the run/ride, the participants volunteered with Ugly Indians to transform blackspots by painting walls along SK Temple road, Garudacharpalya village road and Ferns city road.
This marks the beginning of a clean streets journey in the ward. We will see transformation of at least 40km in Mahadevapura zone alone very soon!
You can find more photographs from the event here.
You can also find video footage of a ride along the entire loop here.
Blackspot cleaning with Ugly Indians
3rd - 10th December 2021
As part of The Ugly Indians’ new initiative, Clean Street Runners, which covers 200 kms of arterial and major roads across the city, 1 loop in Doddanekundi coincided with the roads where the SuMA Doddanekundi Complete Streets project is envisaged. As part of this initiative, volunteers run 10km loops across the city, identify all the problem spots pertaining to SWM dumping, construction debris and broken footpaths, and rate the streets on a scale of 1-5 (Filthy-to-Clean).
The Ugly Indians conducted an Inspection Run on 3rd December 2021, along with a few residents and BBMP Marshals, and identified 65 problem spots along an 8km route from Fern City Road - Goshala Rd - Kundalahalli - Alpine Eco Road and back to Ferns City. Photos of these blackspots along with a collated map can be found here.
After 5 days of rigorous effort from the BBMP team, and continued ground support and monitoring by the Ugly Indians and residents, these 65 spots were cleaned and transformed to create
an unobstructed 8km walking stretch in the neighbourhood!
As a result of the waste clearance, almost 4ft of excess footpath width was reclaimed for walking on Goshala Road. We hope these wide, clear and obstacle free footpaths encourage more people to walk in the neighbourhood.