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Why do potholes develop in Bengaluru after rains? Karnataka High Court orders BBMP Chief Engineer to be present for next hearing

“The perusal of the status report itself indicates that the roads have not been made pothole-free. Even as per said report, the work of filling up potholes has been done to the extent of 1314 km out 1344.84 km of major roads. Similarly, out of 12,529.79 km zonal ward roads, the work has been done on 12046.82 km. More than 30 km in major roads and 482 km in zonal ward roads the pothole work has not been done,” the Court in its order after going through the report.

The report filed by the BBMP also indicated that Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and GAIL have undertaken digging and insertion of pipelines in roads, causing road distress and resulting in the formation of more potholes. The repair work is to be done by these agencies, who have not done so in the time period prescribed, the report stated.

Source: Barandbench

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