BENGALURU: The daily commute of students of VIBGYOR High, Jakkur is not only bone-grinding due to the kutcha access roads, but also unsavoury as villagers along the route brandish brooms at buses ferrying them, as the residents are furious over the invasion of their privacy by the influx of vehicles and outsiders. M Muniraju, a school bus operator, said they start early to pick up kids hoping to reach on time. “The access road to the school from Jakkur 60 Feet Road has not been fixed and hence we take a longer route, which passes through the village,” he said, adding: “The villagers curse us and brandish broomsticks at us, as they are worried about their safety.”Shankarappa, a villager, said school buses lead to a lot of dust entering their homes. “We’ve been living here for more than 40 years and suddenly due to the movement of buses, cars and other vehicles, our lives are being affected. The government may destroy our homes and build roads to make life easy for these people,” rued Shankarappa. Schoolchidren and their parents have another big headache. As a parent of a class 1 student put it, the back-breaking journey leaves the children with little energy to focus on academics. VIBGYOR High is located 50m off 60 Feet Road and does not have a decent motorable access road, prompting children to cross muddy tracks to enter school. With almost three accidents being reported on the kutcha roads every day through the year, parents and the school management are worried about kids’ safety. A TOI reporter who visited the spot on Friday saw all vehicles heading to the school were getting stuck on the slushy and undulating road. If one enters Jakkur main road from Ballari Road and heads further on 60 Feet Road, the school is to the left and there is a kutcha road with pits dug up on its either side. The school is in the middle of the jinxed Arkavathy Layout where site allotments and road formation are still not complete, given legal tangles and other controversies. With virtually no road demarcated in the area, kutcha tracks are being used to approach the school. Parents largely use a road from the Jakkur village side. Villagers have not taken kindly to the influx of private vehicles, disrupting the calm of their locality and posing a threat to them. “The road is terrible. Having to ride with my son sitting on the bike’s fuel tank is challenging,” said Kishore Kumar, a parent and resident of Telcom Layout, Jakkur. Ayaan Basu said taking his child to school is a dreadful experience. “Swift action must to taken to repair the stretch,” he added. The Bangalore Development Authority, which is developing Arkavathy Layout, is building a stormwater drain through the area. Completion of drain work is crucial as road work can be taken up only later. “We were building a culvert around the drain, but due to lack of labourers, the work stopped,” said BDA assistant executive engineer Mohammed Jaffar Sadiq, adding it’ll be over in a month.