Discrepancy on pothole reports by BBMP and Commission

Discrepancy on pothole reports by BBMP and Commission

A glimpse of potholes in the city. Credit: DH Photo

The civic body submitted to the Karnataka High Court that it has posted all the details about the pothole filling work done so far on their website. 

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari was hearing a petition on the potholes in the city. However, the court commission submitted that their inspection of the ongoing work by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) painted a different picture on the quality of work. It said that the current work in some areas is as per the technical specifications. The court commission's report on pothole inspection is below:


The court orally observed that the court commission has to intervene for the BBMP to do its job. It further stated that an engineer from another branch has to tell BBMP engineers on basic specifications with regard to filling the potholes. The court added that Bengaluru must have motorable roads. The bench further stated that traffic in the city has expanded beyond the capacity of the roads and the alternative looks like another road but that also has to be motorable.

The BBMP also submitted that they will work together with BWSSB to address the issue of potholes. The court then asked the BBMP to inform the court commission as to which areas it will undertake the filling of potholes from Saturday to November 2. The court also asked BBMP to file a progress report on the work done with regard to SWDs from Saturday till November 2.

HC to hear petitions on Bengaluru civic infrastructure on Saturdays

The Karnataka High Court plans to dedicate Saturdays to hear petitions seeking to address issues on civic infrastructure. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari will hear petitions regarding pressing issues concerning the cleaning and maintenance of stormwater drains, removal of flexes and hoardings and potholes on Saturdays.

The decision came after the bench observed that these petitions need a detailed hearing and hearing them on weekdays is taking a toll on the hearing of other petitions.

The poor state of garbage cleaning in the city by BBMP was also cited in the commission's report. The court orally asked the BBMP Commissioner to ensure that the city is garbage-free by October 31.