Bad roads in Bengaluru have gained an infamous reputation of claiming lives and in yet another incident, a 22-year-old man died allegedly trying to negotiate a pothole at Kammanahalli on December 10. Reports said that a BMTC bus ran over Dilbar Husen, the motorist, after he fell off from his bike while he tried to avoid a pothole.
Although the pothole was immediately filled in by officials, it is only a temporary remedy and the damage has already been done. Apparently, the potholes appeared after BWSSB officials dug up the road for installing a pipeline, it is said that however, no one cared to repair the damaged road.
Recently the Karnataka High Court pulled up the BBMP(Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) and told the civic body to fix the potholes. But he officials working in the civic body continue to live in denial mode. When Republic tv tried to talk to the Mayor and Commissioner on the issue, they were unavailable for contact.
FIR Says BMTC Driver’s Negligence Claimed Life
Republic Tv has accessed the FIR in the case which said that the BMTC bus driver Ramesh of bus no. KA01F4752 was overspeeding. The FIR claims that the driver rammed into the motorist and he fell off from his bike and he came under the wheel. Dilbar is said to have worked for a security agency and the employer has registered a complaint against the driver.
Promise of Pothole-Free Roads Still A Distant Dream?
The Siddaramaiah administration had promised to repair the roads across the city and came up with White-Topping projects running into crores of rupees. But in reality there has been little change, many white-topping projects are pending and are still awaiting completion. In many situations, newly laid roads have been dug up for laying pipelines by the BWSSB. Earlier, many motorists complained of back pain and spondylosis after driving on the pothole-riddled roads. As Bengaluru gears up to compete with other states to retain the title as the silicon city of India, it's high time that the BBMP wakes up and makes an effort to repair the roads in the city.