Unexpected rain has worsened the conditions of city roads as huge potholes have formed posing a threat to motorists in many parts of the capital.
Citizens from various parts of Bengaluru joined hands with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday to stage a protest with a difference -- Pothole Habba.
The meeting was held a day after the CM visited HSR Layout which was severely affected over the last few days due to heavy rainfall, especially Sectors 4 and 6.
The BBMP officials TNIE spoke to revealed that most of the bitumen is being used by contractors who have been assigned major road works.
Road safety activists point to a lack of milling process prior to relaying as the major cause for roads like Anna Nagar Main Road suffering potholes in the same spots once again.
The deceased has been identified as Nubia, 17, a resident of Goripalya off Mysuru Road in the city. Her sister Afrin, 15, and Ahran, who was riding the vehicle, sustained serious injuries.
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Gupta and the BBMP engineering team were however, unable to share the details of the number of potholes that have been filled up on the sub-arterial roads.
When they reached Mankoli junction, their two-wheeler skidded off the road after hitting a pothole and both of them fell down.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has assured Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar that the city will have 1,344 km of pothole-free roads by September 20.
On Wednesday, BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta along with MLA Akhananda Srinivasmurthy and road engineer Prahalad , inspected the potholes in the City.
The sudden lurch caused him to lose control of the vehicle. He fell, hitting his head on the road, and died on the spot.
He was speaking to the media, after pulling up the BBMP officials for the pathetic road conditions in the City.
In videos circulating on social media, woman and children can be seen walking on the roads filled with potholes, with some of them falling as well.
The directives issued stated that BBMP has given out contracts and sourcing materials is not a challenge. Thus arterial, sub-arterial and high-density corridors should be immediately addressed.