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Tuesday, March 28 2023

CM extends deadline to fill up potholes to Nov 6

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Bengaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced an extension to the deadline for filling potholes to November 6.

Siddaramaiah, who had earlier in October given an assurance that potholes would be filled within a fortnight, said authorities were unable to adhere to the deadline in view of continuous rainfall.

Mayor R. Sampath Raj said that around 90 per cent of the 30,000 potholes that had appeared after heavy rain pounded the city for around two-and-a-half-months had been covered. “We will be able to cover the remaining ones within a week. We have not been able to cover the 10% as they are mostly on the major roads and the traffic flow is continuous,” the Mayor said.

However, with the North East monsoon officially setting in on the Tamil Nadu coast, pothole worries are set to re-appear soon.

G.S. Srinivasa Reddy, Director, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Centre, said that the North East monsoon hitting the Tamil Nadu coast last week indicates that the city will receive rainfall soon. “Rain is expected in south interior Karnataka in Bengaluru, Kolar, Chikkaballapur and Tumakuru shortly. There is another cyclonic circulation forming following the present one, which is expected to move north presently. If that moves west, the city will again receive heavy rain,” he said, adding in November, the city is sure to get at least two good spells of rain.

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