Residents and regular commuters of the New BEL Road would love for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to shower some attention on this stretch. Instead, the 80 Ft road, that connects MS Ramaiah Hospital Junction and Ashwath Nagar Junction, is getting all the tender, loving care (TLC). The 80 Ft Road which leads to the Chief Minister
Thousands of motorists coming from BEL Junction towards Sadashivanagar Police Station are struggling to navigate the stretch which has many potholes and craters.
“This road sees a high volume of vehicular traffic when compared to 80 Ft Road. The BBMP should asphalt this road so that it does not pose a threat to motorists’ lives.
The craters and potholes pose a danger to the motorists during the night,’’ said Mohan Krishna, a motorist.
The 80 Ft Road is given importance due to obvious reasons. I am not aware of the bad condition of the New BEL Road. As of now, I am not a corporator. I will try to get the New BEL Road concretised if I get re-elected to the BBMP Council
— M Anand, former corporator, Radhakrishna Temple ward
Stating that he has no power to direct the BBMP engineers to asphalt the road, M
Residents complain that
Meanwhile, Hebbal MLA Byrathi Suresh said that he would direct Bescom to restore the road. “Half of the New BEL Road comes under the Hebbal Assembly constituency and the remaining portion comes under the Malleswaram Assembly constituency. I will discuss with Bescom and make arrangements to restore the road shortly,’’ he said.
When informed about the bad condition of the road, BS Prahlad, BBMP Chief Engineer (Road Infrastructure) said that he would look into the matter.
BBMP Commissioner visits 80 Ft Road
The one-km road is being fixed at a cost of Rs 9.82 crore by the Project Division of BBMP. The work began in May and white topping on both sides was completed in 30 days. The curing process is complete on one side and the road has been opened for traffic while work on the other side is pending.