Mayor pulls up BBMP engineers over potholes

Mayor pulls up BBMP engineers over potholes

Mayor pulls up BBMP engineers over potholes

Mayor B N Manjunath Reddy on Monday warned the Palike engineers of stringent action if the road from Nayandahalli to Summanahalli junction Ring Road is not improved.

Following complaints by the citizens, Reddy inspected the road and expressed his displeasure over the numerous potholes dotting the stretch. An angry mayor asked the engineers concerned whether they are capable of filling the potholes or not.

“Why have the weeds grown so big on either side of the road? These minor things are very much in your knowledge, but you never act,” said Reddy.

Speaking to reporters later, the Mayor said the road was built by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), which now has been transferred to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

“It is apparent that the road was not laid properly. Tar is giving way and potholes are surfacing. I have directed the officials to fill up the potholes to make the road motorable. If the officials fail to abide by the direction, disciplinary action will be taken against them,” said the Mayor.

Reddy said the Nayandahalli flyover has not been maintained properly resulting in the leakage of water. The BBMP administration has written to the state government to repair the flyover. He said more funds will be released for the improvement of roads.

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