During an inspection, Transport Minister R Ramalinga Reddy took the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials to task for dumping debris and construction material near the Metro station construction sites.
The BMRCL sought three months to clear the debris and construction materials dumped on the roads in Jayanagar, Banashankari, Padmanabhnagar, Sarakki, Lal Bagh and other surrounding areas where Metro works are in progress.Reddy told reporters that the inspection was conducted following a number of complaints about debris and construction material being dumped on the roads causing traffic problems and blocking the way for pedestrians.
He directed the BMRCL officials to not dump debris and construction materials on the road side. The Metro construction work is expected to be completed by the end of 2014, Reddy said.
“Debris and construction materials dumped along Lal Bagh Road and Jayanagar were causing problems to smooth movement of vehicles along this stretch. The BMRCL officials were asked to clear it. They have said that the material along Lal Bagh will be cleared in a month and those dumped along Jayanagar Rajalakshmi Choultry and Banashankari Ring Road will be cleared in three months,” Reddy said. He said more such inspections will be conducted across different areas in the city in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, former Transport and Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok said there was no coordination between the BMRCL and the BBMP with regard to Metro works.