A special meeting of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council must be held to discuss problems caused by traffic, the state of public toilets and the need for more parking lots in the city, said Opposition Leader M.K. Gunashekar.

In a press release here on Thursday, he said traffic volume had increased exponentially over the past few years. Though the government announced that 200 roads would be widened, only around 20 had been done. The palike had also not tackled parking problems in the city. He said the government had not released the Rs. 200 crore that was sanctioned by the 13th Finance Commission to the BBMP. These funds were to be used specifically to construct parking lots. “The funds will lapse if they are not utilised in the same financial year. The government and BBMP have also failed in getting funds under various schemes from the Centre,” he added.