Potholes not filled in the city

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Published on November 12, 2022 by

42 percent of the potholes in the city have not been filled up by BBMP, that is creating a lot of inconvenience for the citizens to travel.

The BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) officials have allocated a huge budget of 15 to 20 crore rupees, to repair the roads that have potholes in the city.

Aslam Ali, an autodriver says, “Travelling gets very difficult on these potholes, as our vehicle gets stuck that also sometimes damages the tires, and leads to an accident.”

Laxmi, a housewife said, “There are lot of potholes on the road, that makes it uncomfortable for me to ride a two-wheeler. Also, it is unsafe for me to carry my kids to school on a two- wheeler.”

B.S. Prahalad, the Engineer in Chief for the Road Infrastructure Department, BBMP said, “A whopping budget of Rs 15 to 20 crore has been allocated to repair the roads in order to minimize the number of road accidents taking place. We have tried to fill 22,000 to 23,000 potholes, but still 16,000 to 20,000 are left to be filled up. But, the potholes would be filled soon.”

The BBMP claims that many have been so far filled, and based on the budget allocated, the remaining would also be filled soon.

Suresh Sajpal, a civic activist, working at the National Road Safety NGO, says, “Road safety is important and crucial for the citizens. It is the responsibility of the government to keep an eye on how the roads are maintained in the city, that could help in reducing the number of deaths and major injuries.”

 

 

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