Dy CM: Most arterial roads to be white-topped

Dy CM: Most arterial roads to be white-topped

BBMP workers filling the potholes in Jayanagar 4T Block on Friday. DH photo/S K Dinesh

Deputy Chief Minister and District-in-charge Minister G Parameshwara said on Friday that all arterial roads in the city will be white-topped in five years.

He told reporters that the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has taken up the work of filling potholes after directions from the high court. As of now, the civic body is white-topping only a few identified arterial roads.

When questioned about BBMP's shoddy job of filling potholes to meet the deadline, Parameshwara said, “I agree that the quality is being compromised. But the BBMP will take up asphalting work once the rains subside,” Parameshwara said.

Meanwhile, Mayor R Sampath Raj also inspected the ongoing pothole work on Wood Street in Shantinagar, Lalbagh Road and at HAL 2nd Stage.

According to BBMP, 517 potholes have been filled since 7.30 pm on Thursday till 7.30 pm on Friday and there are 1,655 potholes remaining.