Drive to fill potholes in City begins

Drive to fill potholes in City begins

After being caught in a spot over completing the patch work on City roads, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has finally embarked upon identifying and filling the potholes across their eight zones.

The pothole menace has long plagued the roads this year with incessant rains and heavy construction activities across the City.

The Palike Commissioner had earlier maintained that the potholes will be filled by the end of November.

As many as 34,777 potholes have been identified across the City by the BBMP, with the highest number found in the East zone of the Palike.

The least number of potholes were found in the Dasarahalli division of the BBMP with only 827 identified.  

After a meeting with of all the BBMP officials, the Palike announced that it had declared Dasarahalli zone as pothole-free. Officials have claimed that the 827 potholes identified last month by the BBMP have been rolled over with patch work.

The latest numbers at the BBMP has shown that nearly 60 potholes were pending in the zone which were filled and completed earlier on Friday.

South zone

However, motorists will still have to bear the brunt of the potholes in Palike South zone which still have over 6,500 potholes in its jurisdiction, the least level of progress being identified there. BBMP officials state that 90 per cent of the potholes on the directions  of the Comissioner are likely to be filled by December 15 of this year.

“The remaining 10 percent is in serious doubt as most of those roads have lost the entire surface area,” informed a BBMP official. Already, the BBMP has claimed to have filled nearly 60 percent of the potholes across the City with the rest under progress.

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