BENGALURU: Residents of CV Raman Road, RMV Extension Stage II in Sadashivanagar, are having a harrowing time. Reason: BBMP has dug up the road and pavement in front of their houses. The civic body, which has taken up whitetopping of the road connecting Mehkri Circle and Yeshwantpur and finished concretising the main carriageway, is working on relaying the utilities under the pavement on Sadashivanagar side. Senior citizens, who find it impossible to jump across the trenches or negotiate their way on the piles of dug-up earth, are bearing the brunt of the snail-paced work. Residents say the civic body did not hold any public consultation before starting work and they weren’t even kept in the loop on how it would progress. “They have dug up the road and we cannot enter our apartments,” said Suman PS, a resident. Residents are forced to park their cars on alternative roads about 500 meters from their homes. On Friday evening when Suman was walking towards her flat, a bus almost brushed against her. “We are forced to walk on the main road braving heavy traffic,” she added. Elderly residents said their morning and evening strolls have stopped, thanks to excavated soil dumped on the pedestrian pathway. “Doctors say people must exercise to stay fit. But how does one go for a walk in such a situation,” asked KN Balasubramanya Setti, an 80-year-old resident form the locality. In case of emergencies, one cannot get out of the apartment, nor can an ambulance come to help, added Setti. BBMP engineer Sunil Kumar, however, blamed the BWSSB for the tardy progress. “We would have finished the work soon, but BWSSB officials are taking their own time to lay pipes,” he said, adding that it’d be completed within one month.