Bengaluru: In-charge executive engineers of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s Gandhinagar and Yelahanka divisions were suspended by the civic body’s chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta for their inability to meet pothole-filling targets.
Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta while ordering their suspensions said the two divisions fell way behind in meeting monthly pothole-filling targets.
N S Revanna, who was deputed from the port and inland water transport department to the BBMP’s Gandhinagar division, was able to meet only 9 per cent of the target. Of the 782 potholes, the engineer responsible had filled only 67 potholes as on December 28.
While C M Shivakumar, in-charge executive engineer of the Yelahanka Zone was able to achieve only 18 per cent of the total target.
The BBMP also slapped notices on four in-charge executive engineers of the road infrastructure division — E Ramakrishnappa of Shivajinagar, H T Mohandas of Byatarayanapura, H S Mahadesh of Bommanahalli, and H V Rayappa Reddy of Dasarahalli — for not repairing the roads fully.