Reddy: Punish Officials who Don’t Clear Flexes

Published: 17th February 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: District In-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy wants Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials to be penalised if they fail to clear unauthorised flexes and hoardings in their area.

Reddy conducted a review meeting with BBMP South Zone officials on Monday.

He said the government is keen on making the city a flex-free one.

Reddy took officials to task for not keeping the city clean. He spoke about uncleared garbage, debris on footpaths and potholes on roads. 

“The officials have not taken any interest in keeping the city clean even after the High Court’s directions,” Reddy said.

MLAs Ravi Subramanya (Basavanagudi), R V Devraj (Chikpet), B N Vijaykumar (Jayanagar), BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana and Mayor Shanthakumari were among those present.

Reddy told Express that executive engineers should be held responsible if illegal hoardings or flexes are seen in their jurisdiction.

“Senior officials should levy a penalty on executive engineers if they fail to take action against illegal hoardings and flexes,” he said.

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