A service road built in Bengaluru caved in on Sunday just four months after its inauguration, furthering corruption allegations.
Story so far: Built as a part of a ₹19.5 crore underpass at Kundalahalli, the road caved in on Sunday. An Executive Engineer who is a part of the Signal Free Corridor Project stated that the cave-in was a result of a broken pipe under it, causing water to seep in. The Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) was responsible for pipeline repairs.
- The BBMP stated that the contractor would have to fix the road free of cost as the underpass is covered under the Annual Maintenance and Defect Liability clause.
- The breakdown of the pipe impacted the Cauvery river water supply for up to 24 hours in some areas.
Corruption allegations: Congress leader Nagaraj Yadav labelled this instance as another example of “40%” corruption. This is in reference to the alleged cut taken by the government while awarding contracts. This was dismissed by the BJP as a baseless political vendetta.