The departments of the BBMP seem to be tag-teaming it to make perfectly good roads absolutely unusable. This is the story of CIL Road in RT Nagar.
Story so far: On 30 July 2021, the BBMP Road Infrastructure Department cost-effectively asphalted the CIL Road with the goal that, for the next 5 years, it should be pothole-free. Not even a year has passed since and motorists have already started avoiding it. Or at least, try their best to do so.
What’s the issue: This time the reason behind this avoidance isn’t a disintegrating pitch, but because of a nausea-inducing odour. People living in the ALISDA (Director General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance) are the worst affected by the smell. And, the area has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
- Who’s responsible: The BBMP’s Solid Waste Management department. They have been using this road to move trash from auto tippers to garbage compactors. Unfortunately, the leaks from those compactors are stinking up the place.
There’s still some hope on the horizon. BBMP officials say that they’re going to visit the area and step up to the task! 🙌