Revenue minister plans pothole free roads in Bengaluru in 30 days
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Revenue minister plans pothole free roads in Bengaluru in 30 days

Revenue minister R Ashoka has announced that all city roads in Bengaluru will be pothole-free within the next 30 days.

Ashoka said the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been given a deadline until October 30 to fill all potholes, from major roads to bylanes in the city's interior.

On Thursday morning, Ashoka went on a city tour with BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta to assess the poor and pathetic state of the roads.

The minister admitted that poor road conditions have resulted in reports of deaths and broken bones as a result of potholes in the streets.

Two companies have been given work orders to fill potholes throughout the city.

Potholes on major roads will be filled in the next 10 days, followed by sub-arterial roads in another 10 days, and interior bylanes and roads by October 30.

The Palike's biggest problem, according to Ashoka, is obtaining bitumen and dealing with the city's unpredictable rains.

Ashoka informed that the BBMP will require 30 loads of bitumen on average over the next 10 days and that the Palike has secured 585 loads of continuous tar supply for Bengaluru's streets.

Despite these constraints, the BBMP claims to have filled 246 km of road with potholes. With the Palike limits, there is a total length of 13,074 km of road.

Ashoka said a grant of Rs 1,000 crore has been released to the BBMP for road restoration projects on the outskirts of the city, where pipeline laying work for drinking water and underground drainage system for the 110 villages that were added to the BBMP in 2006 has resulted in 2,500 km of a road being damaged.

Each of the 198 wards has been allocated Rs 20 lakh on average for the pothole filling exercise, according to Ashoka.

Buildings in disrepair will be given a seven-day notice.

Ashoka claimed that the BBMP has been given seven days to issue notices to dilapidated buildings in the city that are ready to be demolished.

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Revenue minister R Ashoka has announced that all city roads in Bengaluru will be pothole-free within the next 30 days. Ashoka said the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been given a deadline until October 30 to fill all potholes, from major roads to bylanes in the city's interior. On Thursday morning, Ashoka went on a city tour with BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta to assess the poor and pathetic state of the roads. The minister admitted that poor road conditions have resulted in reports of deaths and broken bones as a result of potholes in the streets. Two companies have been given work orders to fill potholes throughout the city. Potholes on major roads will be filled in the next 10 days, followed by sub-arterial roads in another 10 days, and interior bylanes and roads by October 30. The Palike's biggest problem, according to Ashoka, is obtaining bitumen and dealing with the city's unpredictable rains. Ashoka informed that the BBMP will require 30 loads of bitumen on average over the next 10 days and that the Palike has secured 585 loads of continuous tar supply for Bengaluru's streets. Despite these constraints, the BBMP claims to have filled 246 km of road with potholes. With the Palike limits, there is a total length of 13,074 km of road. Ashoka said a grant of Rs 1,000 crore has been released to the BBMP for road restoration projects on the outskirts of the city, where pipeline laying work for drinking water and underground drainage system for the 110 villages that were added to the BBMP in 2006 has resulted in 2,500 km of a road being damaged. Each of the 198 wards has been allocated Rs 20 lakh on average for the pothole filling exercise, according to Ashoka. Buildings in disrepair will be given a seven-day notice. Ashoka claimed that the BBMP has been given seven days to issue notices to dilapidated buildings in the city that are ready to be demolished. Image SourceAlso read: BMC to re-tender Rs 1,200 cr road maintenance and repair project Also read: Mumbai Mayor asks BMC to repair all potholes within 10 days

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