Bengaluru, the pothole valley of India

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Published on December 2, 2021 by

Despite several deadlines by the government, the condition of the roads in the city has worsened.

Nov 29th, 2021

Despite several efforts by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), residents and commuters complain that they continue to face roads filled with potholes and cracks. Many of the roads lack proper pavements which have caused problems both for passers-by and commuters driving on the roads. On October 29th, CM Basavaraj Bommai had given a deadline of one week to complete the filling up of potholes across Bangalore. This was just the latest of the many deadlines BBMP has received from the Government.

According to the BBMP, there are 105 high density roads that need constant repair. They have identified 5588 pothole filled roads, out of which only 956 have been filled.

B.S Prahallad, Chief Engineer, Road Infrastructure (BBMP), said, “Last year, we used to call for tenders. The contractors weren’t reliable and didn’t give the mix at the right time. Due to the rains in the last three months, potholes have come up in a big way. We have already identified 10 contractors who have been given work orders for new roads.”

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