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Incompetent BBMP?

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It is time to ask some tough questions on BBMPs competencies to maintain the Bengaluru City's civic infrastructure. Looking at various mishaps and neglect by BBMP becomes very apparent that BBMP does not have the technical and administrative competencies to create and maintain the civic infrastructure.

This is not just usual rhetoric and whining. Look at the drivers nightmares on Sirsi Flyover.

Deccan Herald carried a news item highlighting the issue.

"...In what appears to be negligence or sheer incapacity, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) over the past three years has been unable to provide any relief from the humps and unevenness on the Sirsi Circle flyover.

Built by Larsen and Tubro (L&T) in the year 1999, the flyover was the first of the overbridges in the City. The 2.8 kilometre stretch was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 2 crore. But lack of maintenance and technical knowledge on part of the BBMP over the years led to its sorry condition.

“The flyover was never maintained by the Palike. They had hampered the safety of the structure when the expansion joints were neglected on the top,” informed a former Palike official..."

For more read here

 Way forward? File RTI's? Scrutinize BBMP projects and collect data?


murali772's picture

and, lack of accountability

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Why do you pose that as a question? It is a given fact. And, the sad fact is that we have the best of talent in the world, right at our door-step - check this.

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