Karnataka High Court orders BBMP to form panel and submit report on potholes

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BENGALURU: A division bench of the Karnataka High court has directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palika (BBMP) to set up a committee that will look into the issue of potholes on city roads and file a report.

Hearing Public Interest Litigation (PIL), the bench also directed the BBMP to start ward-wise reporting centres in Bengaluru to address complaints. “The city’s roads are full of potholes. People are suffering from the problem of water stagnating on the roads. Have you started a complaint resolution centre for this? ” Justice Vishwajit Shetty questioned BBMP.

V Srinidhi, a lawyer for BBMP, replied to the High Court that roads were flooded due to heavy rains and that the BBMP officials were busy. The court instructed the civic body to resolve the issues that were affecting citizens. The court also asked the BBMP to set up a committee and directed that engineers should be involved in the panel.

Earlier in July, Karnataka suffered heavy floods due to rains, after which rescue missions and relief work was carried out. Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai also sought financial aid from the Centre.

Bengaluru is reeling under severe water logging due to incessant heavy rain which continue to affect traffic in several parts of the city. Many parts of the state are witnessing flood-like situation due to heavy rain. Locals in Bengaluru continue to bear the brunt of severe water-logging as many parts of the city are affected by inundation. (ANI)

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