New footpath crumbles in Banashankari

New footpath crumbles in Banashankari

A footpath constructed by the BBMP recently in Banashankari 3rd Stage has already started caving in.

A footpath completed by the BBMP a week ago at Banashankari 3rd Stage, near Sterling Terraces apartment, has began crumbling.

Residents claim sub-standard work has resulted in the ruining of the new footpath. Elderly citizens in the area are finding it difficult to walk as the slopes in the middle of the footpath have been left unattended and the tiles mislaid.

"We have brought the issue to the BBMP's attention last week. However, they are not taking action. The tiles are misplaced, and one rain could breach the complete footpath," said Ramaswamy, a resident of the apartment.

"I was about to trip and fall when I was walking down the slope. Luckily, I had my friend to help me," said 60-year-old Usha, another resident of the same apartment.

Residents also complain that the construction debris was left unattended until they urged the Palike to clear it.

Speaking to DH, the BBMP zonal engineer promised to look into the issue. "We will level the tiles using a vibratory equipment and finish the cement plastering soon. We will also build slopes wherever the footpath is left unattended," he said.

K S Rao, the contractor, said the mistake was not deliberate. "We are not done with the footpath. We will repair the damaged spots at the earliest and complete the work in two weeks," he said.

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