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The Commission has stated that valve pits have not been found in most areas where valves are falling in road area and generally have been covered by mud.
The Court directed the city police commissioner to ensure the proper management of routes of the places visited by the commission.
The busy Thaliyal-Karamana stretch cuts a sorry figure with the potholes growing bigger every year.
Niranjan is a retired primary school teacher who was felicitated with the President’s award for his outstanding services. He received the award from then President KR Narayanan in 1999.
The expensive machines, each of which cost Rs 5 crore, are only being used in limited areas, as BBMP engineers say they do not work fast enough to be used under the pressures of a tight deadline
Several instances of BBMP’s newly filled potholes getting damaged have already been seen across the city.
Under pressure to fill every pothole in the city by Monday, as directed by the High Court, BBMP took up the work in all the eight zones.
BBMP submitted an affidavit stating that continuous monitoring will be undertaken to ensure there is no recurrence of potholes in the city.
On Wednesday, the BBMP authorities informed the High Court that there were only 1,655 potholes.
The city civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike informed the High Cout that it has filled 898 potholes so far.
Filling potholes in a day practically impossible, say BBMP engineers after Karnataka High Court warning
The potholes, which resurface, especially when it rains, are one of the major reasons for road accidents and slow moving traffic.
As the HC had directed production of the measurement books on Wednesday itself, the BBMP’s counsel was queried again as to why they were not produced.
The court also observed that the condition of the city roads was the same since the year the petition was filed (2015).
A division bench of Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justicei SG Pandit has set this deadline to BBMP considering the safety of motorists, after hearing a public interest litigation.
With rains lashing the city over the past three days, potholes have opened up yet again. It was only last month that the government claimed to have covered all the potholes in the city.