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Monumental neglect on K’mangala 80 Ft Rd

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | AKSHEEV THAKUR
Published Jun 10, 2019, 1:44 am IST
Updated Jun 10, 2019, 1:44 am IST
Though Koramangala 80 Feet Road is a major thoroughfare, it is a nightmare for motorists as it has been in a terrible condition for a long time.
Potholes near NGV complex on 80 Feet Road in Koramangala (Photo: DC)
 Potholes near NGV complex on 80 Feet Road in Koramangala (Photo: DC)

Bengaluru: Koramangala 80 Feet Road is a major thoroughfare for office goers during the day and for party hoppers at night.

However, the stretch from Sony Junction to Passport Office has been in a dilapidated state for long, with various government and private agencies digging it up to lay cables or pipelines.

 

Though sporadic filling of potholes has been carried out, no serious effort has been undertaken to fix the road in a holistic manner.

At the traffic signal near National Games Village (NGV) the road was dug up and was later covered with mud. Regular commuters complain that the patch covered with mud turns into a trap for motorists during heavy downpours.

"The patchwork is shoddy. They fill the potholes and during monsoon the filling comes out. What is the purpose? At the end of this stretch the slabs of the drains are also not in a good condition," said Murali Rao, a commuter.

During 2017 monsoon, the stretch used to frequently get inundated as the drains were not in a condition for smooth passage of water.

"Nothing has changed since then. They started constructing the drain near the passport office. Even now the footpaths near that area are in poor shape. It is unfortunate that authorities have not bothered to fix such an important junction, which witnesses heavy traffic during peak hours," said Karan Gill, a nearby resident.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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