Assaye Road turning in the right direction, finally
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (
Bangalore Mirror had reported about the poor condition of the road in its print edition on February 8 that had led to the death of a young doctor and subsequent protests by residents of the area. The residents demanded the restoration of the damaged road, which has been endangering motorists, especially in the night hours. Such was the condition of the road that many motorists were known to be riding in the opposite direction, putting self and other motorists at risk.
Assaye Road is an important connection for commuters moving towards Ulsoor lake and Pulakeshinagar. In May last year, the BWSSB had started digging up the road to lay underground pipeline for water supply. MLA Akanda Srinivas Murthy had then promised to restore the road in a week’s time and blamed the delay on BBMP lack of funds, which had lead to BWSSB not including the cost of restoration while budgeting the pipeline work.
The BBMP has also asphalted the small stretch of road in Lingarajapuram where the MBBS student lost her life while negotiating a bad stretch and coming under the wheels of a speeding truck.
Residents are happy that the restoration work is taking place. “It took BBMP several months to arrange the money to repair the road. The BWSSB had patched up the road using
N Ravi, president of Bharathinagar Residents’ Forum, was among the many who protested on Sunday, demanding immediate