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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has come under fire after a newly laid asphalt road collapsed a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bengaluru. The Gyan Bharati main road in south Bengaluru was asphalt at a cost of Rs 6 crore just before the PM’s visit.
The civic body covered a distance of 3.6 km which comes under Bangalore University campus. PM Modi reached Dr BR Ambedkar School of Economics University on Monday. The road collapsed after rain in the city.
A broken section of road can pose a serious threat to motorists, especially those who commute at night. The BBMP defended itself by saying that the road repair work was started immediately due to the PM’s visit. The BBMP actually suspected that the sewage pipeline below could be the cause of caving, blaming Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Works (9BWSSB) for not rectifying the issue.
Around Rs 23 crore was spent on repairing roads ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bengaluru.
Meanwhile, during his visit, PM Modi set a deadline of 40 months for the BJP-led government in Karnataka to make Bengaluru free from traffic so as to make commuting easier. As he laid out infrastructure projects, he promised to decongest Bengaluru in the next 40 months. He inaugurated projects worth Rs 27,000 crore, aimed at improving road infrastructure, rail connectivity within the city and metro connectivity to ease travel.
The list also includes the Bengaluru suburban rail project.