Karnataka High court Orders BBMP to Form Panel to Submit Report on Potholes

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  • Karnataka HC orders Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palika (BBMP) to form panel to survey potholes.
  • ICMT on Karnataka visit to take stock of the rain and flood havoc.
  • Water receding in parts of Bengaluru city.

Bengaluru: Over-flowing rivulets and water logging has pushed the Karnataka HC to order the formation of a committee by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palika (BBMP) to probe the problem of potholes on city roads and submit a report. The division bench also ordered the BBMP to establish ward-wise reporting centres in Bengaluru to handle complaints after hearing a Public Interest Litigation.

Parts of districts like Dharwad, Chitradurga, Vijayapura, Ballari, Haveri, Vijayanagara, Chitradurga, Hassan, and districts of Mysuru region like Kodagu, Chikkaballapura, Kolar, Chamarajanagara and Mysuru have also been hit by torrential rains, and several rivers in these districts are overflowing causing damage to crops and houses.

Meanwhile, the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) headed by Home Ministry’s Joint Secretary Ashish Kumar, which is visiting Karnataka to take stock of the rain and flood havoc in the state, is touring various districts.

Bommai on Wednesday said his government will seek special grants from the Union government as compensation for the damage caused in rain-battered Bengaluru. According to official sources, waterlogging has been cleared on most roads, while work is on draining water in other affected areas. Traffic snarls are also reducing, the source added.

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