Ashwin Mahesh
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Ashwin Mahesh has been involved in public policy for Bengaluru through his work with the Karnataka government. The views expressed here are his own. He is a member of the Lok Satta party. He is also CEO of Mapunity Information Services, and a director at Oorvani Media, publisher of Citizen Matters and India Together. He is also a visiting faculty with the Centre for Public Policy at IIM Bangalore.

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  1. A big problem seen currently with bangalore roads is deliberate digging of roads(creating potholes/craters) and not patching it up properly. No one really knows whether these digging of roads are sanctioned..
    These underground drainage pits being created are very badly designed. almost all important roads would have been dug on either left lane or right lane and not patched peroperly.
    Most of the roads are of very bad quality with asphalt totally washed out in many of the important roads.
    Pavements would have been laid with either no provision for rain water to get into these drainages or the sloping of roads would be such that the water will not flow towards these drainages.

    I strongly feel that these issues are not because there is lack of talent, but it is more to do with corruption.

    Govt itself has accepted/acknowledged that bad roads will lead to perennial contracts being issued and contractors/councillors and other people to make good money throughout the life.

    -Praveen

  2. A big problem seen currently with bangalore roads is deliberate digging of roads(creating potholes/craters) and not patching it up properly. No one really knows whether these digging of roads are sanctioned..
    These underground drainage pits being created are very badly designed. almost all important roads would have been dug on either left lane or right lane and not patched peroperly.
    Most of the roads are of very bad quality with asphalt totally washed out in many of the important roads.
    Pavements would have been laid with either no provision for rain water to get into these drainages or the sloping of roads would be such that the water will not flow towards these drainages.

    I strongly feel that these issues are not because there is lack of talent, but it is more to do with corruption.

    Govt itself has accepted/acknowledged that bad roads will lead to perennial contracts being issued and contractors/councillors and other people to make good money throughout the life.

    -Praveen

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