Gupta instructs officials to keep meticulous record of hot mix sent to each zone
Following an inspection of BBMP’s hot mix asphalt plant at Kannur on the city outskirts on Wednesday, BBMP Administrator Gaurav Gupta expressed expressed dissatisfaction over the inadequate monitoring of pothole repairs in the city.
He directed the engineers to provide an accurate picture in the register of the quantity and quality of hot mix sent to each zone. “Take full advantage of the existing hot mix plant to repair potholes expeditously,” he said.
He also instructed officials to keep records of the raw material for the hot mix, maintain a weighing bridge register for each outgoing hot mix batch and provide real-time information about the dispatch of the hot mix and how many potholes were repaired.
Gupta said such information should be made available to the BBMP Administrator, the Commissioner, Special Commissioners, Joint Commissioners, Chief Engineer and Superintendent Engineer daily.
Chief Engineer (Road Infrastructure) BS Prahlad noted that the plant can produce 100-120 tonnes per hour of hot mix and around 50-60 truckloads per day. He added that the required quantity of hot mix is indented to the respective zonal engineers, and that a zonal contractor is assigned the repair work.
Gupta instructed the officials to do their job diligently without giving excuses like rain, staff shortage or lack of equipment.
Special Commissioner (Projects) Manoz Jain and Engineering–in-chief MR Venkatesh were among those present.