Bengaluru: A poorly constructed road, that was built just prior to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city at a cost of Rs 6 crore, caved in just 3 days after it was repaired in Bengaluru.
A part of the road connecting the Bengaluru Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) subsided only 3 days after it was laid. It may be recalled that during his visit to Bengaluru, PM had inaugurated the new building at the BASE campus.
The Prime Minister’s Office has sought clarification on the poor work from the Karnataka government, while the CM is on a visit to New Delhi.
Unlike its normal working style, BBMP had taken steps to repair the potholed riddled road and asphalted it on a war footing before the arrival of the Prime Minister. However, the speed seems to have missed the mark in ensuring adequate quality.
According to a News 18 report, a commuter who uses the road regularly said “Road users had complained several times, and nothing was done. In fact, institutions in the vicinity had filled up the crater, and when that didn’t help, a barricade was kept to ensure motorists didn’t fall.”
“This is happening for the second time. They had asphalted the road in April when Modi’s visit was planned and cancelled later. The road had caved in then as well,” he added.