Bengaluru: Personnel from the Bengaluru Traffic Police took matters into their own hands, providing some relief to the city folk’s civic woes, when they identified several flood-prone areas and potholes across the city and took the initiative to fix them.

Deputy commissioner of police, traffic (west), SK Soumyalatha said they have identified several locations near service roads of Nelamangala expressway in Peenya, TVS cross and few parts of Yeshwanthpur.

According to her, several motorists and the general public blame the traffic police whenever vehicles come to a halt due to waterlogging.

Other policemen also voiced out their woe saying that in such instances, these flood-prone areas hold up traffic and it sometimes takes days for the situation to return to normalcy.

After heavy rain on Tuesday night, a meeting was held the following day to identify such areas.

However, the policemen have stated that this is only a temporary solution and that their fix may not last long. “We are not professionals who handle such work. Clearing the drain is a stopgap solution. Only BBMP engineers can find a permanent solution to the problem.” they said.

Other areas where waterlogged areas were fixed include RT Nagar, Hebbal flyover, Manyata Tech Park, Sahakaranagar, Byatarayanapura, KR Circle, KR Puram, Neelasandra, BMTC Bus terminal at Shantinagar, Old Airport Road and Parappana Agrahara Main road.

Assistant commissioner of police (traffic) P Harisekharan, tweeted stating that, aside from these waterlogged areas, even potholes were filled on Thursday.

Around 140 potholes were fixed by traffic policemen across the city by Thursday evening.