Thursday, November 12, 2009

DON’T YOU CONSIDER THIS A POTHOLE, MR COMMISSIONER?

DON’T YOU CONSIDER THIS A POTHOLE, MR COMMISSIONER?
P MUTHU & MANASI PARESH KUMAR


The BBMP recently conducted a survey and said that there were 7,258 potholes on the city’s roads. More importantly, they said all these potholes would be filled up within a fortnight.
Common sense dictates that the bigger and more dangerous ones are covered first. But right in front of the 6th block Rajajinagar bus stop, there is this hole, almost half-a-feet-wide and three feet deep. It could seriously injure an adult and prove fatal for a child who accidentally steps into it. Even motorists are at risk.
What makes this hole even more dangerous is that it is only a few meters away from the bus stop where about 100 schoolchildren catch their bus every day. There are about five schools in the vicinity including Lal Bahadur Shastry Memorial School, St Annes, St Meeras and the government school at the Police Quarters. Students from all of them come to this bus stand.
For some reason the BBMP has chosen not to cover this hole. The best it has done is to line its perimeter with a small amount of bitumen. They filled up all the potholes on the road and yet this one was left behind, said Kanadasa, a mechanic who runs a garage on the road.

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