Karnataka Minister Says ORR Asphalting to be Done by October-end

Published: 25th September 2015 04:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2015 04:54 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Following a fatal accident at the Outer Ring Road near Devarabeesanahalli due to a pothole,  Bengaluru District In-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Thursday inspected arterial roads along Outer Ring Road at BTM Junction, Iblur Junction, Bellandur, Sarjapur and Hebbal and directed civic officials to ensure maintenance of roads.

The Minister, along with mayor B N Manjunath Reddy and Deputy Mayor Hemalatha Gopalaiah, went on a city round. Officials said the only pothole they saw near Iblur village in Bellandur was caused due to a leaking BWSSB pipeline.

By October-end, most of the road asphalting work would have been finished and work on two flyovers would have begun, the Minister said. The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) plans to add two lanes of 15 metres each on the Hebbal Flyover, he said.

Reddy asked officials of BDA to suspend the engineer responsible for maintenance of ORR and to ensure pothole filling and road asphalting work on the road.

BDA to Hand over Flyovers to BBMP

BDA Commissioner T Sham Bhat said that the authority had handed over six out of 26 flyovers to the BBMP over the past few years and would hand over 20 more flyovers as well as 47.3 kilometre of ORR under the BDA to the BBMP within a fortnight. Another six flyovers that are yet to be developed, would be handed over once completed, he said. Minister Ramalinga Reddy said `25 crore had been sanctioned by the BDA for roadwork.

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