Bengaluru to fix potholes through e-complaint


Team Udayavani, Jun 17, 2018, 9:18 AM IST

Bengaluru: In a novel activity, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara asked the general public to report complaints about potholes in Bengaluru through Whatsapp message, call or e-complaint on the civic body’s site to get them repaired at the earliest. 

Parameshwara, who is responsible for Bengaluru Development as extra post alongside Home and Youth Empowerment and Sports tweeted “Report a pothole, get it fixed immediately.”  

The Minister has likewise advised netizens to enroll a complaint on potholes on the civic body’s online redressal forum Sahaaya (help) with the web address, bbmp.sahaaya.in 

Famous for traffic growls, the city’s pot-holed roads made national news when they killed a few natives after substantial monsoon a year ago. 

G. Veena, 21, riding on a bike was crushed to death by a truck in October a year ago in the city when she was attempted to dodge a pothole and tumbled from the bike. 

A 55-year-old man, Anthony Joseph, and his wife Sagai Mary were also killed the same manner when they were trying to avoid pothole and were hit by a bus. 

Total of Four people were killed because of the potholes in a period of 10 days in October after substantial rains left the city’s road harmed. 

The city’s civic body commissioner M. Maheshwar Rao said the work on repairing potholes being made by the monsoons in the city was on. 

“We are presently attempting to fill around 50-70 percent of the potholes left by the rains. People’s complaints will help in taking care of the potholes in a less demanding way,” Rao said. 

Srinivas Alavilli, a volunteer coordinator for people’s forum Citizens for Bengaluru, said the digital initiative to register complaints makes it easier for people to report about potholes to the authorities. 

“The effort will be well-worth if the authorities distribute information on the complaints, results of the repair work and the expenses on settling the potholes,” Alavilli said. 

In October a year ago, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had set a 15-day due date to the civic body authorities to fill around 15,000 potholes in the city. 

The due date was, nonetheless, missed and numerous potholes were left unattended.

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