Nothing magical about it?
Well, well, well. In spite of all the hard work that they are putting into the project, repeated delays have just proved that the BBMP is hardly the epitome for living upto deadlines.
The BBMP has pushed the deadline for completion of magic box underpass (pre-cast elements) near Cauvery theatre Junction for the third time. First it was January 19, then January 29 and now, it’s the first week of February.
One wonders why such infrastructural projects cannot be handed over to entities in the private sector better suited to the job specifyiing time bound actions and imposing penalties for delays.
I had an opportunity to pass by the site yesterday and all I can say is that the place gives the impression of being in a war zone. Chaos seems to rule at the place; order, if any, must exist only in the minds of the engineers supervising the work. Compounding the problem are the presence of sundry spectators ( like yours truly ) and gawkers, some even coming in the way of the toiling workers.
Here are a couple of pics which should give you a clue at the scene.
Commissioner Subramanya must be ruing the day when the ‘magic box’ concept was proposed!!!