Bengaluru: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Parameshwar, who inspected the ongoing works at Sirsi Circle flyover, has told the officials to finish asphalting on one side of the road within 30 days.
The 2.65 km long flyover is being asphalted at a cost of `4.3 crore. The contractor has stated that he needs more than 40 days to finish one side of the road, but the Deputy Chief Minister has insisted that it should be over in 30 days.
The flyover has been closed to traffic and this has resulted in congestion on nearby roads.
Officials explained that the work on Sirsi flyover is different from normal asphalting work. In this particular method an 'asphalt seal' of 3 mm thickness is first laid. It has to be heated to make it binding on the surface. Later a 40mm thick layer of bituminous asphalt is laid.
They explained that this will prevent any seepage of water into the road and prevent road damage and formation of potholes.
BBMP boards chairmen
On the sidelines of the event Dr Parameshwar told reporters that all debates into the elections to the chairmen of boards and corporations will end after having a discussion with Chief Minister H.D. Kumarswamy and AICC General Secretary K.C. Venugopal.
As for introduction of English as a medium in Kannada schools Dr Parameshwar said that the government is bound to protect Kannada, but English should also be learnt....