BBMP Officials in Overdrive to Ensure PM’s Smooth Ride

Published: 18th February 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: BBMP officials are working day and night to ensure a smooth drive for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will be in the city on Wednesday.

BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana has given specific instructions to all zonal commissioners and engineers to keep the city clean and ensure that roads are pothole-free.

Modi will inaugurate Aero India 2015 and will also attend events at Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (GKVK) at University of Agricultural Science (UAS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and at NIMHANS.

Palike officials have been told to ensure the PM has a smooth drive on the roads connecting the Kempegowda International Airport Limited (KIA) to all these venues.BBMP Chief Engineer (Major roads) Somashekar told Express that while zonal commissioners have been instructed to keep the roads clean, major roads division engineers were told to fill potholes and repair roads if any. “Most of these roads where the PM is taking are newly-laid and asphalted. However, some patches have been dug for BWSSB works, which BBMP officials have attended to,” he said.

A senior BBMP official said, “Despite Saturday (second Saturday), Sunday and Tuesday (Mahashivarathri) being holidays, our people worked on these days.”

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