Bommai sets 15-day deadline for pothole-free Bengaluru
A coordination committee comprising officials from civic agencies like BBMP, Bescom and BWSSB and various departments will be constituted to improve ‘synergy’ in executing civic works, besides which a monitoring committee with a state-level coordinator will also be set up, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday. He added that a government order in this regard would be issued in 2-3 days.
Chairing a meeting of people’s representatives from Bengaluru and senior officials to discuss development issues of the city, the CM said quality work should be ensured in the storm water drains project in the city. The DPR for the project will be prepared professionally and Rs 1500 crore will be provided for the purpose, he said.
Bommai called for improvement in the street lighting system in the city and said the necessary finances would be provided. “But the work should be taken up immediately and completed without any delay. Take measures to install new bulbs,” he said.
About 7,000 CCTV cameras will be installed in the city under the Nirbhaya programme, he said.
CM’s other instructions at meeting:
- Fill potholes on 751.41 km of roads in Bengaluru within 15 days. Complete Tender Sure road works by March 31.
- Complete repair works on High Density roads by calling short-term tenders.
- Ensure completion of a maximum stretch of 950 km of road works in the newly added 110 villages of BBMP.
- Complete the pending white topping works without inconveniencing the public.
- Speedily complete Grade Separator works which are causing traffic snarls.
- Action to fill all vacant posts of ward engineer in allzZones of BBMP.
- Inclusion of Russell Market modernisation works under the Smart City project. Action to improve BVK Iyengar Road.
- Greater priority for issues related to TDR and land acquisition.
- Take up arterial road works under Amrith Nagarothana Yojane. Work in a planned way for comprehensive development of Bengaluru.
Blueprint for Bengaluru
Greater emphasis will be given for comprehensive development of Bengaluru and officials have been instructed to prepare a road map for the purpose, the Chief Minister said.
“We will not allow haphazard growth of Bengaluru any more. A blueprint should be prepared for comprehensive development of the city and it will be developed accordingly,” Bommai said.
Slack officials face CM’s wrath
The Chief Minister turned the heat on slack officials with a go-slow attitude. He warned them of stringent action for any dereliction of duty.