!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa 1.0//EN” “http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa-1.dtd”> Proclaimed as the ultimate cure for the pot-holed Bengaluru roads, the massive white-topping project had everyone sit up and watch. But as a thick layer of concrete is being applied over the asphalt on roads across the city, a huge, unaddressed problem has surfaced: The increased road level has raised the potential for flooding. Will this be a serious miscalculation of design? Triggering massive traffic jams, the project has indeed put motorists in misery. Yet, they have endured it in the hope that potholes would be a thing of the past. But what if it at the cost of flooding, where the rain water has just no way to drain out? This is exactly what road engineering experts are drawing attention to. This design flaw is clearly evident on Mysuru Road near the KSRTC Satellite terminal. The 15-cm white-topping with only superficial milling of the existing bitumen layer has substantially raised the road level. A good five feet gap is left at the old level between the white-topped road and the footpath. Underneath the pavement runs the shoulder drain. The cha...