The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the company entrusted with work of filling up potholes in Bengaluru roads to conduct a joint survey and come up with an action plan for repairing the roads [Vijayan Menon v. Secretary and Anr]..A Division Bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice S R Krishna Kumar noted that as the city is divided into eight zones and there are numerous road-cutting operations being undertaken by multiple agencies, the BBMP and American Road Technology Ltd should identify the agencies involved in the same for each area and conduct a joint deliberation for an action plan to repair the roads zone-wise. During the previous hearing, the High Court had directed that various agencies involved in road-cutting be impleaded in the case, so that they can take some responsibility and road work could be coordinated effectively. The agencies were, thereafter, impleaded in the present matter. .The High Court directed that pursuant to conducting the joint survey, a joint action plan should be submitted by the BBMP along with American Road Technology And Solutions Pvt Ltd, with respect to the future course of action by ensuring necessary coordination to repair the roads and fill potholes. .The High Court was hearing a public interest litigation petition filed in the 2015, highlighting the bad condition of roads at Bengaluru. During previous hearings, the Chief Engineer of the BBMP had been directed to be present , and the Court had expressed their distress at the terrible condition of roads in the city..The matter will be heard next on April 19.