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Bengaluru pothole deaths: Rahul Gandhi seeks report from Karnataka govt

ANI
Published Oct 14, 2017, 4:08 pm IST
Updated Oct 14, 2017, 4:08 pm IST
AICC in-charge for Karnataka is in consultation with CM Siddaramaiah and concerned Ministry over the matter.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi sought report from the Karnataka government on issue of deaths in Bengaluru due to potholes and rains. (Photo: PTI | Representational Image)
 Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi sought report from the Karnataka government on issue of deaths in Bengaluru due to potholes and rains. (Photo: PTI | Representational Image)

Bengaluru: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday sought report from the Karnataka government on issue of deaths in Bengaluru due to potholes and rains, said Congress sources.

AICC (All India Congress Committee) in-charge for Karnataka, KC Venugopal is in consultation with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and concerned Ministry over the matter.

 

Four people died in Bengaluru in October in accidents caused by the potholes.

Read: Bengaluru woman tries to avoid pothole, dies after running into truck

The incident has brought Karnataka government under light over alleged poor quality of metalling and corruption in road projects.

A day after the chief minister instructed Bengaluru development minister KJ George, local MLAs and the city's municipal corporation to fill all 16,000 potholes dotting Bangalore's roads within 15 days, a 21-year-old woman became the fourth victim of accidents caused by craters.

 

All the accidents have happened on arterial roads, including a state highway.

The woman died after allegedly ramming her bike into a lorry in Bengaluru's Devanahalli.

She was trying to avoid a pothole, which led to the accident.

On Sunday, a 52-year-old woman Radha was run over by a lorry after she fell off the scooter when the rider lost control while negotiating a pothole. The incident was reported near Nayandahalli Junction on Mysuru Road.

On October 3, a couple, Anthony Joseph, 55, and his wife Sagai Mary, 52, died on the spot after a Tamil Nadu government bus ran over them when they fell off the bike while avoiding a pothole on Sirsi Flyover on Mysuru Road near Nalanda theatre.

 

Earlier on Thursday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) marched to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) office demanding action against road department officials. 

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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