Bengaluru

75% of potholes filled, claims BBMP

After facing flak from citizens who were forced to negotiate long stretches of bad roads across the city — some of them also resulting in fatalities — the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has gotten to task repairing the roads.

Mayor R. Sampath Raj said 75% of the 16,000-odd potholes that had developed following the spate of rains have been filled as on Saturday. “We are not calculating the numbers right now as new ones may have developed owing to other factors,” the Mayor said.

With the rains having stopped, the BBMP is back to filling potholes using hot mix. The Palike had briefly resorted to filling them with cold mix after being rapped by citizens and the government for the poor condition of roads. Earlier, civic officials were waiting for the rain to subside to use hot mix to fix potholes.

The Mayor said three pythons (pothole-filling machines) are being put to use now and their performance will be assessed to see if their numbers should be enhanced in the future.

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