BBMP filled 899 potholes overnight in Bengaluru


Team Udayavani, Sep 21, 2018, 11:12 AM IST

Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) filled 899 potholes overnight and submitted a statement to the Karnataka High Court on it.

The Karnataka High Court had said that it expects the BBMP to ensure that the city has ‘zero’ potholes by Thursday.

However the process of filling the remaining 2,172 is in progress. 

Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari was hearing a PIL filed by Vijayan Menon and others who had moved the court seeking directions to the BBMP to place a report on action taken on repairing and filling the potholes and also intervening night between Wednesday and Thursday, it identified additional potholes and requested the court to grant three more days to fill all the potholes in the city.

As per the statistics submitted to the court, there are 2,172 more potholes in the city and the highest number (709) is in Mahadevapura zone, followed by Yelahanka zone (379) and Bommanahalli (321).

West zone has the least number of potholes (27), Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone has 55 followed by East zone (68) and South (71). There are 125 potholes in Dasarahalli zone.

There are 417 potholes to be attended to under the BBMP’s Road Infrastructure wing.

The court also directed the BBMP to produce photocopies of first and last pages of measurement books related to pothole repairs undertaken in all the 198 wards for the next hearing on Monday.

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