This year Mumbaikars will have a smooth ride on city roads, believes municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta. He has a reason to believe so and he shared it with the Mumbai Live on Thursday.
“The BMC has completed the primary level of repair works of those roads which usually get affected due to potholes during the rainy season. Besides this, we have also repaired some other roads,” revealed Mehta as the reason behind his belief.
The BMC administration has taken efforts to make Mumbai pothole-free. Instead, civic officials have seen that road should be repaired in such as way that potholes do not appear on them. There are certain roads in the city which highly get damaged during the rainy season. The civic administration, with the help of assistant municipal commissioners, prepared a list of such pothole-prone roads. Following this list, the BMC has filled potholes at 455 places across the city, informed Mehta.
The municipal commissioner further added that instead of resorting to patchworks, orders were given to completely repair the potholes filled road from one end to another. All the work has been completed at these 455 places and paver blocks have been changed at 235 locations before tarring the roads, Mehta stressed.
In pre-monsoon works of the first phase, 94 roads were completed while in second phase work of 938 roads has been taken up. It means almost all the work for making Mumbai pothole-free has been completed.
Interestingly, the BMC followed a plan according to which surface of roads was scratched where repair works were carried earlier. It has helped in completing the tarring of roads and improving their condition. With the help of police department and BMC officials, the civic body will provide Mumbaikars potholes-free roads this year, emphasised Mehta.