Mayor blames rain for delay in filling potholes

First Published 13, Oct 2017, 11:17 AM IST
Rain hindering filling up of potholes need  rain free 15 days to complete the work
Highlights
  • Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has given 15 days’ time to fill up potholes in the City
  • Mayor called a meeting of officers of various departments and obtained reports of works in progress
  • The Mayor said due to the wetness in the potholes, the cold mix is not getting fixed even with emulsion thus rendering their effort useless

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has given 15 days’ time to fill up all potholes in Bengaluru. But the officials are blaming it on the continuous rain that the city is witnessing for their inability to meet the deadline. Mayor Sampath Raj called a meeting of BBMP officers of various departments and sought reports of works in progress.

Later, speaking to newspersons, Mayor blamed the incessant rains the State capital for delaying the pothole filling work. "We are not able to fill up the pothole as the city is receiving continuous rainfall. However, we will meet the deadline set by the chief minister," Mayor Sampath Raj said, reports Kannada Prabha.

When reporters asked him about the chief minister's suggestion to use cold mixed emulsion to fill up potholes, the Mayor said due to the wetness in the potholes, the cold mix is not effective enough. Cold mix is suggested only when the surface is dry. "We require 15 rain-free days to fill up the potholes," the mayor said. 

He further said that the contractors who are delaying the work will be given show-cause notices. Mayor is touring the City on motorbike to inspect rain damage. He has already made a detailed tour of Vijaynagara Ring Road, Yeshwanthpura and other areas. 

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