Bengaluru: Post deadline, 800 potholes await asphalting

karnataka | Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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Highlights
  • The time given by the Chief Minister to fix all potholes in the City is over but the work is not over yet.
  • BBMP has acknowledged that another 800 potholes need to be filled.
  • From past one month the BBMP is continuously filling up the pothole but still it is not completed.
  • BBMP is claiming that it has filled 98 percent of the potholes and only 2 per cent is remaining.

The time given by the Chief Minister to fix all potholes in the City is over but the work is not over yet. BBMP has acknowledged that another 800 potholes need to be filled, reported Kannada Prabha.

However, the public are experiencing hundreds of potholes on the road every day. According to BBMP a month ago there were around 25,000 potholes in the City.  From past one month the BBMP is continuously filling up the pothole but still it is not completed.  BBMP says potholes are being formed every day and hence an accurate number is impossible to give.

BBMP is claiming that it has filled 98 percent of the potholes and only 2 per cent is remaining.  On a daily basis 150 potholes have been filled. On November 4 according to BBMP officers 696 potholes were pending. In 3 days another 300 potholes are formed. Hence after filling up 150 potholes on Nov 4 yet 800 potholes are pending the officials say.

The Chief Minister had given a deadline of October 25. The Mayor Sampath Raj had appealed to extend the deadline by 10 days. The extended deadline ended on November 6. The Chief Minister had said that he would personally check the work and any pothole is found he would take the chief engineer concerned to task.

From Thursday both the Mayor and the commissioner are inspecting the roads separately.  Special Commissioner’s teams are formed and simultaneous checking is going on. If any laxity is seen in the work the chief engineer will be suspended said Mayor Sampath Raj.

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