Bengaluru: While expressing concern over various problems faced by the city, high court Chief Justice on Wednesday remarked that a day might arise when the entire Bengaluru city may have to be relocated!
Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari was hearing a batch of petitions against illegal hoardings, flexes, banner, and potholes on city roads.
While the court was hearing from the BBMP, Pollution Control Board and the Advocate General on traffic related problems in the city, Justice Maheshwari, on a lighter note, questioned the advocate representing the pollution board whether the city will have to be relocated.
Responding to it, the advocate submitted that on the lines of Navi Mumbai, Nava Bengaluru is the need of the hour, and the Tumakuru route was favourable for it.
With regard to traffic woes from Hebbal flyover till Windsor Manor, the court sought explanation and wondered if use of mini buses could help improve the situation. It sought to know if any such measures are being taken. The advocate general assured that measures to widen the Palace Road will be taken up soon to ease the situation.
As for illegal hoarding, flexes and banners, BBMP submitted that they have successfully eliminated illegal hoardings and none exist in the city. In response the court said that not even pamphlets should be seen stuck on trees and that police should monitor such activities....