Careful while driving on Mysore Road

Bangalore BBMP

Two accidents have taken place on the road in the span of a week.

On May 9, 2022, a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus crashed into a metro pillar injuring more than 25 passengers and the driver at around 1:30 a.m.

 In another incident, a Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus ran over a man after his scooty skidded off on the road yesterday morning. Manoj Kumar, a resident of the area said that road becomes slippery after it rains. “The potholes in the roads add to the trouble while driving,” he said.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), in March 2022, declared that it would repair all dug-up roads in 110 villages in the city’s outer zone in eight weeks before the onset of monsoon. The estimated cost of the project is   Rs. 1078 crore.

Madesh E, executive engineer for road infrastructure at BBMP said, “The work on 298.69 kilometers out of 794.98 kms has been completed. We have been constantly working on the roads.”

BBMP planned to asphalt 392 kms spread across 208 roads across the city at a cost of Rs. 600 crore. But, BBMP missed the deadline once again and people are facing different issues.

Aman Kumar, a civil engineer said that the Mysore  Road bears more load than it is capable of. “The accidents have increased due to rain because when the water seeps in, soil bearing capacity (SBC) decreases and load cannot be distributed uniformly. This leads to cracking of roads,” he said.