In 2005-06, the improvement of a total stretch of 126 km of NH 143 from Birmitrapur to Barkote was approved and included in the National Highway Development Project -IV.
The BBMP on Thursday informed the Karnataka HC that it has identified 847 km stretches of road riddled with potholes, which need repair.
Frustrated with the delay, the victim’s younger brother Sibgathullah said, “I think I will have to grease the palms of officials to get compensation.”
After the meeting, Girinath told TNIE that he has received many complaints regarding flooding of homes, overflowing of drains due to piling of sludge, illegal construction and others.
But the corrective action came with the BBMP clarifying that the road was being fixed by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) which took up construction work since 2017.
According to sources, the Chief Minister will start his trip from Tiruchy and will visit Velankanni in Nagapattinam on Monday evening.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Special Commissioner, projects, P N Ravindra on Tuesday said that so far 10,282 potholes have been surveyed and the count is till on.
Slum dwellers of Balijhar and Bauriapalanda have alleged that the road has turned into a virtual death trap with huge potholes and craters.
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Hundreds of heavy and light vehicles ply this road daily. But a km of this stretch between NGGO Colony Road and Kombaipatti Mariamman Temple Junction is completely damaged and has not been relaid.
Sources said Pothole Raja had carried out patchwork on a few roads on a pilot basis and CCMC officials were testing the quality.
The busy Vellayambalam-Thycaud stretch is posing a major inconvenience for motorists due to lack of proper maintenance.
The Karnataka High Court on Thursday asked the agency entrusted with the work of filling up potholes, as per the work order dated April 20, 2022, to start work immediately.