Bengaluru mayor accuses engineer of causing loss to Palike

Bengaluru mayor accuses engineer of causing loss to Palike

Submitted by Rashmi on Sat, 2016-03-26 17:09 Bengaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Mayor Manjunath Reddy accused Somashekhar, Palike chief engineer, for failing to recover dues from unauthorised offices in the city and appealed Commissioner G Kumar Naik to relieve Somashekhar from responsibilities. The engineer has failed to provide explanation over why no action was initiated against defaulters which caused huge loss to the exchequer, said Mayor at a council meeting on Saturday. Joining Reddy, Palike members said that the BBMP was able to collect Rs 250 crore as penalty from unauthorised firms during 2014-15 while the dues run up to Rs 500 crore.