Mayor Calls For Road Repair Cell Within BBMP

Published: 29th September 2015 04:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2015 04:18 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Mayor B N Manjunath Reddy on Monday said he wants a dedicated in-house cell in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to repair roads.

In his maiden speech, the mayor said when the civic body was known as Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP), it had a tar plant to repair roads. There was a team of men and machinery, including a road roller, to repair potholes and roads. “We did not have to depend on contractors,” he said.

Better Administration

The mayor said the administrator has done a good job in revenue mobilisation. He, however, pointed out that file clearance was still slow. “For every work, a file has to pass many tables, which delays work. There should be a time limit to clear files,” he said. He blamed assistant revenue officers for delaying the files.

Making City Eco-friendly

Reddy said he wants to see trees bear fruits and attract birds. “When I was in school, I used to enjoy birds chirping. I would like to see the old Bengaluru. We need to grow trees that attract birds,” he said.

On rain water harvesting, Reddy urged the commissioner to compulsorily include RWH in civil works. He praised Jayanagar and Basavanagudi leaders for installing RWH in many places.

Collecting Revenue: The mayor said at present BBMP is not collecting service charge from state and central government offices. “We need to check the possibility of collecting entertainment cess,” he said. He also blamed officials for not collecting advertisement tax effectively. “BBMP has not revised market rent for the past 15 years. This will give additional revenue to the Palike,” he said. He urged the commissioner to give identity numbers for BBMP properties.

Managing Garbage

The mayor called for a complete ban on plastic polythene bags below 40 microns. Councillors should start a revolution against plastic bags, he said and urged them to take up intensive cleaning on Saturdays.

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp