BBMP engineer, two others booked for hindering traffic flow

BBMP engineer, two others booked for hindering traffic flow

BBMP engineer, two others booked for hindering traffic flow

The HSR Layout traffic police have booked a BBMP executive engineer, a contractor and a supervisor for executing a drainage project without permission and causing impediments in the free flow of traffic.

The BBMP officials had submitted a letter to HSR Layout traffic police station seeking permission to carry out the project about two weeks ago.

The police identified alternative routes for traffic diversions and before they could grant permission, the Palike workers started the work between Sarjapura Road and Agara Junction opposite Springfield Apartment on June 4, said the police.

The work hampered the traffic movement leading to bumper-to-bumper jams in Sarjapura, Aralu, Marathahalli, KR Puram, Silk Board Junction and surrounding areas. The traffic police deployed additional men to ensure smooth flow till 1 am on June 5, said the police.

The BBMP workers did not stop the work despite repeated requests by the police. Nagaraj, a constable attached to HSR Layout traffic police station at the behest of higher-ups, lodged a complaint against the Palike EE and contractor.

BBMP EE Vijay Kumar, supervisor Basavalingaiah and the contractor have been booked under  IPC Sections 341 (wrongful restraint) and 283 (danger or obstruction in public way), said the police.

Jams, congestion and slow movements have become a regular feature ever since the work began, added the
police.
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