‘PM and President have to visit Bengaluru often for civic agencies to do their duty?’, asks Karnataka HC
The Karnataka High Court, on Thursday, taking a jibe at Bangalore’s civic body said “Maybe the condition of roads will improve if the PM and President visit Bengaluru often. Last week you spent Rs 23 crore to fill potholes. The PM has to travel on different roads each time for you to do your duty ?”
The Court said this in reference to reports that the city civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), spent Rs 23 crore to repair roads in the city for the Prime Minister’s recent visit.
The chiding came during the hearing of a contempt petition against Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) officers.
Manjula P and Sharadamma P had approached the HC seeking restoration of water and sewerage line connection to two of their housing sites in Visvesvaraya Layout. The connections were sanctioned but not laid.
On October 21, 2020, a single-judge bench of the HC ordered the civic agencies to restore the connection to the two sites within two months and closed the case. The two women approached the HC a year later with a contempt petition against the commissioners and concerned engineers of BDA and BWSSB as the earlier HC order was not followed by them.
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