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Old 23rd September 2020, 11:21   #18661
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Anywhere you go in the city now, you will 100% find one of the below-

Metro construction
White topping
Relaying sewage pipes
New Cauvery water connections work
New underpass
New flyover
Smart city work

and many other dug ups, which I have no idea about.

The whole city has been a dug up pit for many months. We stopped 'noticing' it for few months during lockdown, but back to some normalcy now.

And did you try venturing out to the smaller interior roads all over? If you follow Google maps, you need to call for a tow truck service.
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Old 26th September 2020, 17:07   #18662
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^^^^
I was just thinking along the same lines about BETL. Has the fall in collection of cash tolls led to a slew of bogus repair and maintenance work? Earlier there was zero maintenance on the BETL, now it is a permanent feature.
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Old 28th September 2020, 09:19   #18663
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There is a active maintenance going on. I had been on this load last week and they are replacing all the expansion joints. It involved breaking the concrete around the expansion joint, replacement and again concreting it. This is what I could notice while driving through.
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Old 28th September 2020, 11:48   #18664
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It's a given the moonscape won't see repairs for the gen-pop, might as well support a trickle-down from the 'rulers'.
The best thing the President of India can do is to go on road trip all over India for the 5 years, he is in office. We could have pristine roads across the country.
When the then President Pratibha Patil visited Manipal, the Udupi-Manipal road was repaired and resurfaced, even though the President landed directly on to Manipal in a helicopter. The road was a possible emergency use option, hence repaired.
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The best thing the President of India can do is to go on road trip all over India for the 5 years, he is in office. We could have pristine roads across the country.
True, but only to some extent, don't underestimate the capability of our civic agencies to do only what is required for the sake of one VVIP and absolutely nothing more for the rest of us.

When the President visited Bangalore some time ago, overnight they repaired just one side of the road from the old airport that the Presidential convoy would use...and left the other side in the bad condition it was! I think the convoy was flying out of the main airport or an Air Force base in another part of the city later so they didn't bother with the return journey and consequently the other side of the road leading back to the old airport! Anyway that stretch was 'only' used everyday by thousands of us tax-paying folk!

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Even when Modiji visited Bangalore (vis chopper), roads were repaired overnight. So we request either of the two to visit us soon
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When the then President Pratibha Patil visited Manipal, the Udupi-Manipal road was repaired and resurfaced
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I remember one of the RJs commenting Bangalore is a "Work in Progress" city. We are never done, we keep making things and generally "progressing"
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The best thing the President of India can do is to go on road trip all over India for the 5 years, he is in office. We could have pristine roads across the country...
This will be done only if VIPs come touring once in a while, if it a regular affair, then the human animal is able to rationalize it as "normal" and ceases to do anything special, including fixing roads.
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I remember one of the RJs commenting Bangalore is a "Work in Progress" city. We are never done, we keep making things and generally "progressing"
I understand what you mean. Last week, I visited Bangalore after around 5 years. Back then there was road and flyover construction going on, city was covered in dust, construction material all over the place, lots of roads dug up. Now there are road and flyover construction going on, city is covered in dust, construction material all over the place, lots of roads dug up. Wonder if it will be the same if I visit again after a few years!
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We are never done, we keep making things and generally "progressing"
I wonder in the current economic situation, where from fund is coming. Again recurring problem is lack of coordination between different organizations. Time and again we see that newly laid roads are dug up within months. Not sure why things can't be better planned
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