BENGALURU: After facing criticism from all quarters for its poor management of the city which repeatedly gets flooded during heavy rains, the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) will form six special teams to inspect flood-affected areas to gather information on encroachment of stormwater drains.
These six teams headed by Superintendent of Police-BMTF will visit rain-affected areas like ST Bed, Koramangala, Adugodi, Ejipura, Avani Sringeri, Kodichikkanahalli, Bommanahalli and others. The BMTF teams will be accompanied by regional BBMP officials and the teams will videograph their inspection. They will also file suo motu cases on those who are sitting on stormwater drains which affected the free flow of water and flooded the city, an official from BMTF said.
“We will hand over the case report to court and also issue a notice to SWD department of BBMP to take action,” he said. Asked if the demolition drive will be revived, he maintained that the SWD department should take a decision on it.
“The public too can help us trace encroachments. They can approach us during our inspection or reach us at our office on the premises of BBMP head office and provide details on SWD encroachments based on which we will lodge a case,” he said....