Deadline gone, BBMP has 15,000 more potholes to fill

The deadline fixed by the BBMP Commissioner to fill all the identified 34,827 potholes expires on Sunday, but 15,065 potholes are yet to be filled.

Published: 30th June 2013 08:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2013 08:18 AM   |  A+A-


The deadline fixed by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner to fill all the identified 34,827 potholes expires on Sunday, but 15,065 potholes are yet to be filled. According to the BBMP, till Saturday, it had managed to fill 19,762 potholes.

Speaking to ‘Express’, Engineer-in-chief D Rangaraju said, “We filled many potholes and, to fill the remaining, requisitions  have come from eight BBMP zones. We are planning to extend the time by one more week and we have informed the Commissioner about this.”

He said if normal tar is used, potholes resurface soon. “Therefore, we are using waterproof and emulsion-based tar. Though we failed to meet the deadline, we will complete the work in the next few days,” Rangaraju added.

BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana said sometimes, deadlines are set to make things happen and to inspire the officers and workers to speed up work. “This deadline was no different. Though we have not filled all the potholes, we have filled most of them within the deadline,” he added.

On June 14, Lakshminarayana directed the officials to fill all the potholes on arterial and sub-arterial roads within 15 days. Then, the BBMP issued a statement claiming that the works are being undertaken as easy movement of vehicles are had been affected due to potholes that had surfaced after the rains. Lakshminarayana held a series of meetings with the chief engineers and directed them to focus on filling potholes.


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