Bengaluru: The Karnataka high court on Tuesday May 31 warned Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials with contempt proceedings if they did not comply with court orders to fill potholes in the city.
The court was hearing petitions about BBMP’s failure to fix potholes. It was noted that, despite the arrival of the monsoon, the BBMP had failed to fix potholes, and that strong action against its officers was necessary.
Despite the court’s repeated deadlines, the BBMP has failed to fill in the potholes, said to the High Court, which added that it would no longer accept the BBMP’s excuses on the issue.
The BBMP’s advocate requested an extension until June 6, claiming that a dispute over the cost of fixing potholes was being resolved and that the advice of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was being sought. The court ordered the BBMP to take positive action and delayed the hearing until June 6.
Various civic bodies, including the BDA, BESCOM, and BMRCL, are also respondents to the petition, which was filed in 2015.