Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-05-23 19:37 Bengaluru: A week after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah lashed out at the BBMP over potholes, especially on Mysuru Road, Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George inspected the battered Mysuru Road on Monday and directed officials to ensure that the stretch between Nayandahalli-RR Nagar Arch is pothole-free. The visit comes after a killer pothole claimed the life of a girl at Pantharapalya on Mysore Road on Sunday. “Civic works undertaken by BWSSB, BBMP and BMRCL have damaged the Mysore Road, in turn causing heavy traffic jam during peak hours. I have told officials to repair the road at the earliest and also build shoulder drains to enable free flow of rainwater,” said the minister who had set May 31 as the deadline for fixing the potholes on Nayandahalli - Rajarajeshwarinagar Arch stretch. KJ George also asked officials to heighten the bridge built over the drain near Gali Anjaneya Swamy temple on MysuruRoad as a precautionary measure. Unhappy over the delay in construction of a bridge which leads to the flooding of the temple during heavy rains, the minister instructed BBMP Chief Engineer, Storm Water Drain (SWD), Siddegowda to complete the pending work soon. Skywalk at NR Square Junction in two months To ease movement of traffic at NR Square Junction near LIC Building and BBMP Head office, a skywalk with lift facility will be built by the civic agency on Design-Build-Finance-Operate policy. The skywalk will connect Mission Road to OTC Road and vice-versa. The project is expected to completed in about two months.