Bengaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Tushar Girinath announced a grand action plan and vowed to fix all municipal roads by the end of November.
According to the IMD forecast, the City will get rains till September 7. When asked about the growing number of potholes and the condition of the city’s roads, Girinath responded, “We will temporarily fix the roads by putting cement concrete and cold mix.”
“We will use the hot mix from our plant to fix the potholes starting in the second week of September, when the weather is expected to be dry,” he added.
The BBMP is flush with the fund and intends to start full-fledged roadwork in the first or second week of October. The civic body’s timetable for repairing the roads coincides with the state government’s plan to hold the BBMP elections by the end of December.
Of the Rs. 6,000-Crore grant released under the Chief Minister’s Nava Nagarothana programme, a major chunk of Rs 3,698 crore has been earmarked for asphalting roads at the ward level, in residential layouts and bylanes. For paving major roads, an additional Rs. 700 Crore has been set aside.