: The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has formed a 10-member committee to look into the optic fibre cable (OFC) issue and ascertain the loss caused to the civic body by the illegal laying of OFCs by various service providers.

The committee will be chaired by Mayor B.S. Sathyanarayana. Convener of the committee will be M.C. Prakash, chief engineer (OFC), the circular stated.

Allegation

This committee was formed after Yediyur councillor N.R. Ramesh, in the previous council meeting, had alleged that BBMP officials were hand-in-glove with the 18 service providers and had allowed them to lay OFCs indiscriminately across the city.

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