‘All potholes in Bengaluru will be filled by today’

‘All potholes in Bengaluru will be filled by today’

The BBMP is confident of filling up all potholes by Monday. Speaking to DH, M R Venkatesh, engineer-in-chief, BBMP, said, “We are taking up the work the whole night and will finish the repair.”

Asked about the shoddy work and city outskirts not being included in the exercise, Venkatesh said those roads were not being repaired as the BWSSB was laying water pipelines in 110 villages.

“About 1,800 km of road is dug up and the repair on these stretches can be taken up only after the BWSSB finishes the project.”

Venkatesh said 200 km of roads where the BBMP has taken up white-topping, Tendersure and other projects across the city were also not included.

“Since we have diverted traffic to small roads to facilitate these projects, they have suffered damages. We will take up repair work on these roads after the major road projects are done,” he said.

Rejecting the complaint of shabby work, he said, “We are filling wet mix to potholes with cement, stones and water along with quarry dust. This is a graded material filled to the base course.”