Potholes: Lokayukta case against BBMP

Potholes: Lokayukta case against BBMP

Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty has taken up a suomotu case against the BBMP for poor road maintenance.

He also directed the civic authorities to fill up all potholes on city roads. Potholes have caused three deaths in just a week. On Sunday, a 47-year-old woman was run over by a truck after she fell off the pillion of a bike at Pantharapalya on Mysuru Road. She was wearing a helmet, but her neck was crushed under a wheel.

In an order on Monday, Shetty said, "It is the duty of the BBMP under KMC Act 1976 to maintain the roads in Bengaluru city. No human life can be put to jeopardy." He said citizens' safety should not be threatened by bad roads. The BBMP will be held accountable for sub-standard work, he said. Shetty ordered the issue of notices to BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad and engineers responsible for maintenance of roads. He sought a status report in two weeks.

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