The Karnataka High Court has ordered the BBMP to fill all the potholes on major roads in the city within 10 days and file a compliance report.
Story so far: Triggered by the heavy downpour in the city, the already deteriorating state of the roads has worsened. In light of this, the Karnataka HC has directed Bengaluru’s civic body to repair 221 potholes on major roads within 10 days. It observed that the BBMP is obliged to provide better roads.
- The court was hearing a 2015 plea by petitioner Vijayan Menon demanding action against damaged roads and encroachments on stormwater drains.
- The BBMP stated that 2024 of 2626 encroachments had been removed and the remaining are being dealt with on a day-to-day basis.
Addressing rain-related issues: While hearing the same petition earlier, the HC instructed civic authorities to immediately set up ward-wise grievance cells to alleviate flood and rain-related issues. The complaint centres in each ward should have an engineer who will attend to the grievances of the public.