Bengaluru: Mr Sampath Raj, mayor and Congress candidate from the C.V. Raman Assembly constituency, told members of the Defence Colony Resident Association (DECORA) that he will complete the road restoration work in Indiranagar and surrounding areas soon with the commissioner's emergency fund.
On speeding up of works in these areas, he said that the corporators can send a letter to the Election Commissioner's office to get a time waiver from the election code of conduct.
Association members had orgnaised a one-on-one with Mr Sampath Raj and P. Ramesh, who is contesting from the JD(S).
Vidya Chandy, a Decora member, said, “It is a complete breakdown of civic services in terms of planning in these areas. We want to now engage ourselves with local elected representatives. Earlier, the condition was not this bad, but with delayed road works, uprooting of trees and drainage and garbage issues, it has become imperative on us to raise our concerns and demand a fix. Just putting stones on the road doesn't solve the problem.”
Mr Ashok Sarath, Decora president, said, “We need a clear deadline as to when the work will start and when it will be done. We are still not clear who started this work, whether it is BBMP or BWSSB. The quality of work done is bad.”
P. Ramesh said, “No contractor is willing to execute the works as bills get delayed. Rs 5-10 crore has been allocated for these works, but it is still under process and might be sanctioned soon. We want to make it a model constituency for the state and we want to ensure that we don’t depend on the state government for funds.”
Sadly, road restoration and repair works might restart only after the elections. “All we have are only assurances till now. But we need a proper timeline and well-thought-out quality of work this time," said Ashok....