We all knew BBMP is the cash cow for all politicians and its contractors along with the so called engineers. The engineers are really good at engineering ways to let fake bills and fake payments to be done without works being carried out..
The latest scam is about footpath works..this has been going on for years now..especially so in south bangalore in areas of Basavanagudi, Hanumanthanagar, Girinagar etc,,
According to sources in the Palike, the Govindarajnagar executive engineer secured approval of the Palike authorities to lay stone slabs on the side drains in his division.
The work on improvement and development of footpaths and drains was proposed to be carried out at four locations - 80 Feet Road, up to Bangalore University (estimated cost: Rs 72 lakh), NGEF Main Road (Rs 98 lakh), Jyothi Nagar Main Road (Rs 61.6 lakh) and Jyothi Nagar Main Road to Jnanabharathi Main Road (Rs 68.4 lakh). The engineer cited damaged slabs as the reason for the project, though the slabs laid at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore three years ago were in a good condition.
The work began much to the chagrin of local residents who compelled the contractor to stop the work. The residents complained to BBMP Commissioner Siddaiah, who ordered an inquiry by the Technical Vigilance Cell under the Commissioner (TVCC).
This scam is more rampant in bangalore south..where perfectly well laid footpath have been relaid many times over. Unfortunately the citizen community has not been as forth comming as the one above in Govindrajnagar.