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After the pipelines were replaced, the trenches that were made on one side of the road, have been filled with debris, leaving the stretch riddled with potholes.
Considering the suggestions made by the Court Commissioners, the BBMP has issued guidelines involving a methodology for pothole patching to all ground level executives of all zones.
The court’s observation came as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has failed to make city free from potholes despite being given more than a month’s time.
Kanakapura Main Road from Sarakki signal in the Jarganahalli area, over which the Metro line runs, does not seem to belong to any authority.
With rainy days ahead, BBMP engineers are facing an uphill task, as they now have to show smooth roads to the High Court at its next hearing on October 23.
On October 5, when BBMP submitted the status of potholes, they mentioned that there were only 52 potholes as on September 29, 2018.
Apart from bad roads, another major problem haunting the locality is delay in shifting the axed trees from the internal roads of the locality.
Outgoing Mayor Sampath Raj, whose term ended on Thursday, said tackling rains, stormwater drains and potholes will remain major challenges for the new city mayor who will be elected on Friday.
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.