HC issues ultimatum on road repairs

The High Court on Wednesday gave six months time to the BBMP to restore the roads in the City according to the recommendations of an expert committee.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna heard the PIL filed in 2006 by K N Subba Reddy. The court had formed an expert committee which submitted a total of 112 recommendations. 

During the hearing, it was found that the BBMP had not incorporated many of the recommendations in which the court had granted six months’ time for restoration of all the roads. The court directed the strengthening of the engineering department, to set up an ‘environment cell’ to study the environment in the City, to set up a standing committee to conduct repeated inspections, to take action so that no corruption takes place while sanctioning the money for any road construction, inspecting those buildings which have violated bylaws and have encroached upon the road area and implementing other recommendations during the time allotted.

PIL files
A public interest litigation was filed by S M Muruga and V Girish in the High Court on Wednesday seeking a more broad-based CID enquiry into BBMP’s fake bill scam.

The petitioners wanted all the scams in 28 divisions to be handed over to CID.  The court has directed issue of notices to BBMP and CID.

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