Bengaluru

Arterial roads are not ‘smooth’ motorable, says HC

Might ask its commissioners to inspect work carried out by the BBMP

Observing that major arterial roads do not appear to be ‘smooth’ motorable ones, the Karnataka High Court on Thursday indicated that it will ask its commissioners to inspect the roads laid or repaired by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) once the work nears completion.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice S. Sujatha made these oral observations during the hearing of a PIL petition on the poor conditions of roads through which the court is monitoring BBMP’s measures to fill up potholes and repair roads.

Though the BBMP counsel said that work of repairing roads in Mahadevapura and Bommanahalli zones are complete, except on roads where works on public utility services are going on, the bench expressed apprehension as advocates representing the petitioners as well as others said they they can’t endorse the claim.

The court said that the Coordination Committee on City’s Infrastructure Issues, headed by the Chief Secretary, has to examine the issue of overhauling the underground drainage lines as well as drinking water pipelines as it was brought to the court’s notice many times that roads are repeatedly dug up to plug leakages caused due to old pipelines.

The court also asked the committee to examine certain issues related to parking and control of traffic in the city.

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