Bengaluru’s notorious potholes, which plague city commuters, are the natural outcome of the shoddy asphalting work done by civic contractors. This has not only raised the ire of Bengaluru’s taxpayers, even Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is unhappy with the functioning of BBMP. Yediyurappa has ordered an inquiry into a stretch which was asphalted just a few months ago near his personal residence ‘Dhavalgiri’ in Raj Mahal Vilas Extension and is already in a shabby condition.
The CM reportedly came down heavily on BBMP officials who periodically update him about the city’s infrastructure. During a pre-budget review meeting, Yediyurappa expressed his dissatisfaction over the non-filling of potholes as well as ‘black spots’ across the city.
Documents accessed by theBengalurulive indicate that the CM was not happy over the asphalting work done near his residence. “A very thin layer of asphalting work was done on a road near Hon’ble CM’s house. It was instructed to conduct investigation through TVCC- BBMP and submit the report through the commissioner, BBMP, and ACS, USD to the Hon’ble CM’s office,” the note reads.
Yediyurappa has further instructed that an external agency be engaged for scrutiny of work estimates above Rs 5 crore of BBMP, BDA and BWSSB. On the CM