Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court again came down heavily against Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for pothole-filled roads in Bengaluru.
The court made it clear that if the civic agency fails to make Bengaluru pothole-free, it will declare Palike a failure and ask another agency to take over the responsibility.
The court was hearing a petition seeking directions to the Palike to clear potholes in the BBMP zones starting with Mahadevapura, which is the worst affected. The HC observed that by Monday, Mahadevapura should he completely pothole-free, or else it would pass orders.
The court expressed its displeasure that despite six months into the case, the Palike has not made any substantial progress. "If the BBMP really wanted it could have transformed Bengaluru," the court observed, adding that if the BBMP does not make any improvement to the city by Christmas then it will have to face the consequences.
The court orally observed that the Palike has created a nightmare for Bengalureans and problems for itself and the city.
The court asked the Mahadevapura Zone Chief Engineer to visit the pothole filling sites, inspect them, evaluate the measurement books alongside the work done and certify them. He should later produce the certified measurement books before the court in the next date of hearing.
The court adjourned the case to December 17....