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Karnataka High Court Directs BBMP to Undertake the Filling Of Potholes in Bengaluru on War Footing

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Tanvi Pilane

Published on: March 16, 2022 at 1:16 IST

A Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court of Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice S R Krishna Kumar on Tuesday Directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bengaluru City’s Municipal Corporation to commence filling of potholes finish all such road repairs within 15 days.

The corporation was also directed by the Court to undertake a survey of the roads in the Central Business District (CBD) area within 3 days

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had submitted its work plan to repair and fill up as per the Court’s orders.

The High Court, that the road work should take place on a war footing and be completed within 15 days, after discussing the work plan.

The Bench said that the same machines that were earlier used for repairs should be employed.

So that they can take some responsibility and road work could be coordinated effectively, the High Court directed those various agencies involved in road-cutting should be impleaded in the case.

The Court also ordered for the Chief Engineer of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to be present before the Court along with the status report on the next date of hearing.

The Court stated that they do not have patience with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) any longer.

The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Petition highlighting the bad condition of roads in Bengaluru had been filed before the High Court.

The Court has expressed their distress at the terrible conditions of the roads in the city in the previous hearings.

Also read:

What is Public Interest Litigation

All about Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike

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