BANGALORE: For the cashstrapped Palike, the failed deadline is drawing criticisms from all quarters.
The local corporators from many areas have voiced their concerns about the lack of funds, while residents continue to fret.
“The condition of the roads are discussed at every council meeting.
The residents are not happy with the progress of work.
But our hands are tied as the funds are not enough,” said a corporator.
In the budget allocation for 2010-2011, the Palike had allocated `1,000 crore for repairing roads, however even as the new budget was allocated, the progress was slow.
Now, the BBMP aims at implementing a new action.
“Engineers of local ward will have to look at their respective areas.
The Major Works Department will take care of the main and subarterial roads.
We will identify all the areas with big potholes and work on these roads immediately,” added Harish.
Meanwhile, residents who awaited swift work post monsoons continue to suffer.
“Apart from back problem that I’ve developed, my bike needs to be serviced every month now.
There are crater- sized potholes on my way to work from Shanti Nagar towards Old Airport Road,” said Sunil Shah, a software engineer.
Besides, mechanics in many areas claim that at least five bikes and cars come in with minor problems everyday.
“Business has shot up interestingly.
Every day we get at least 10 punctures and more than five bikes stop by for quick servicing.
Potholes are not the only problems, the roads are uneven and are severely cracked at places,” said K Shariff, a mechanic from Frazer Town.
BBMP’s problem areas
While South Bangalore faces fewer problems, the other zones in the city continue to suffer.
In central Bangalore, Thimmaiah Road around Trinity Circle is the core problem areas.
While bad roads are causing problems to commuters on Mysore Road, Vijayanagar and K R Market, to name a few.
Residents from Sanjay Nagar and Hebbal continue to complain about potholes that have remained un-repaired from a long time.
As per BBMP’s new action plan, engineers from each area and sub-division will chart out the commercial locations with most problems and focus on these first, consequently solving the main problem and then looking at the smaller problems.
HC Seeks Detailed Report on Road Works in City
BANGALORE: The High Court on Monday directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to submit a detailed report on road development works in connection with the petition alleging that BBMP’s work was of poor quality in the city.
President of the Advocates Association of Bangalore, K N Subba Reddy filed a Public Interest Litigation stating that roads in the city were not of standard quality and BBMP had spent public money on this sub-standard work.
Hearing the petition, the division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna directed the BBMP to submit a detailed report and adjourned the matter to January 28.