Bengaluru Mayor Sampath Raj, on Tuesday evening, went on a surprise inspection on a two-wheeler and inspected Bengaluru’s roads first hand. He even fined two contractors for the disgraceful state of the roads.
This isn’t the first inspection the DJ Halli corporator has done this. In November 2017, he rode through Bengaluru’s pothole-filled roads and suspended four Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike authorities for not repairing the roads.
This time, in his unexpected inspection, he covered Mission Road, beginning from Subbaiah Circle, and after that went ahead to Richmond Road, which is a TenderSURE street. He was accompanied by M Shivaraju, a Congress pioneer, and other BBMP staff.
While a Rs 1 lakh fine was forced on the contractor for the terrible state of roads at Cash Pharmacy, a Rs 10 lakh fine was required on another contractor for the waterlogging on Richmond Road outside Bangalore Club.
The Mayor’s visit activated prompt action by the BBMP staff with emergency specialists swinging into action to remove the water off the roads after their pumps failed.