A highway that was asphalted forward of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s June 20 go to to Bengaluru has caved in, resulting in embarrassment for the state’s BJP authorities and a response from Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, in addition to attracting consideration of the Karnataka Excessive Courtroom.
Town’s civic physique, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike or BBMP, had spent Rs 23 crore on roads forward of PM Modi’s June 20 go to. As a part of this, Rs 6.5 crore had been spent to re-lay a highway that passes via the Bangalore College campus, two days earlier than the go to. This highway was utilized by PM Modi to journey to Dr BR Ambedkar Faculty of Economics (BASE) College on Monday.
In lower than 24 hours after PM Modi left for Delhi, the highway cracked and caved in following a spell of rain. The highway is being redone, however the civic physique will not be having to pay because the contractor has to redo it underneath legal responsibility insurance coverage as a part of the deal, it’s learnt.
Because the chief minister on Thursday instructed the BBMP commissioner to take motion, the civic physique issued a show-cause discover to 3 engineers.
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In the meantime, listening to an unrelated petition by some residents about civic work, the Excessive Courtroom puzzled whether or not the President and Prime Minister ought to usually go to the town and journey on completely different roads for civic businesses to do their job. It was a reference to stories concerning the cash spent on roads forward of PM Narendra Modi’s go to.