The State Government has released over Rs 1015 crores for asphalting the City roads in the past 17 months. But with 4 to 5 months the roads have developed more than 20,000 potholes, reported Kannada Prabha.
The heavy rains have exposed the huge scam of misappropriation in BBMP alleged BJP Bengaluru Spokesman N R Ramesh. He has lodged complaints with Lokayukta, Enforcement Directorate and Anti-corruption Bureau, against the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Ministers K J George and H C Mahadevappa and other officials.
Speaking at a press meet on Wednesday he released documents pertaining to misappropriation of funds in asphalting and alleged that the new 707 km long roads are totally destroyed. For various developmental projects Rs 7300 crore has been released. Of this Rs 2,075 crore are earmarked for roads. The money has been spent but the quality of civil works is extremely poor he said.
The Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Minister K J George have received huge kickbacks from contractors. Minister H C Mahadevappa and PWD Additional Chief Secretary Mahendra Jain also have played major roles, he said.
TVCC Report has stated that Rs15.20 crore misappropriation of funds has been noted in filling up pot holes through Python machines. To fill up potholes in main roads Rs 16.88 crores are spent.
From PWD 217.43 km roads are repaired at Rs 227.74 crore and for 490 km Rs 756.11 crore are spent. All the roads are destroyed due to poor quality work. For every km there are 29 to 30 potholes. The Dr Balagangadharanathaswamy flyover repaired at a cost of Rs 5 to 6 crores is in bad condition within 2 months.
The government has appointed Empowered Committees to directly take kick back commissions and restricted all powers of the BBMP. The Empowered Committee is actually a murder of democracy, he said. By doing this the government has thrown all rules, regulations to the wind. The Empowered Committees are quoting 30 percent to 62 percent excess amounts, he said.