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Two month – old road, full of potholes

Narayan Nagar road in a pitiful state

By Gazal Malik

Bangalore, Sept 20A road in Narayana Nagar, Konankunte that was laid two months ago is already full of potholes. Drivers and pedestrians have a difficult time negotiating the road.

Keshvata Dutt, resident of third block, Naryana Nagar said, “This was a mud track in 2004, when there were limited houses in this area. But in 2016, they have constructed this road in July. The contractor made the road by using very poor quality tar”.  
Ramesh Patil, 65, another resident of the area says, “The road was only repaired because a minister had a house on this road”.

Lingraj Gowda, Assistant Engineer, Bangalore Development Authority, (BDA) Narayana Nagar said “We don’t use bad quality materials. Bangalore Development authority spent approximately Rs 2 crores, for one kilometer wide road.” He also added “the main problem in that area is improper management of drainage, which reduces the quality of tar after the drainage water mixes with tar”.


BDA Chief Engineer, Narayana Nagar, Mr Narasimha Babu said “the road which was constructed two months ago, costs approximately Rs 15 lakhs and his (the contractor’s) team will reconstruct the third block, while laying three other roads”.
“The laying of three other roads had been sanctioned along with the road in third block”, Mr. Babu said. He added that the other three roads will be laid in the next 10 days. 

Sridhar Pabbisetty, CEO of Namma Bengaluru foundation said, “All roads that are build come with a minimum maintenance guarantee period, which is three to five years and this should be verified through  contract document”. He added, “local resident should pick this up with joint commissioner (BDA ) of the area and ensure that no additional cost dealing with the contractor must be black listed.”




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