Submitted by Editor on Mon, 2016-02-01 17:13 Bengaluru: Pedestrians and motorists passing through JC Road towards Corporation Circle, near Ravindra Kalakshethra, on Monday were witness to one of Bengaluru’s familiar sights: an overflowing manhole. Sewage water overflowed onto the road and pedestrians had to walk with their noses closed due to the unbearable stench. The manhole located near the car parking area of Town Hall had been leaking sewage water since morning but the authorities had not moved to plug the leak even after 12 noon. A few people Bfirst spoke to said that workers employed by officials at Town Hall to carry out electrical works had damaged the sewage pipeline, leading to the overflow of sewage water. Motorists and pedestrians travelling through the road said the stench-filled road was a reflection of official apathy and incompetence. Though the problem was inconveniencing the public, no one had taken an initiative to stop the leakage. TM Vijayabhaskar, Chairman, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board, was not available for comment.