"Selfie with Khadda": MNS launches campaign against potholes in Mumbai

Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections and monsoon season, the issue of potholes remains the highlight among the opposition parties and people

SHARE

The issue of potholes on Mumbai roads has become a classical civil issue in the city and on several occasions, the citizens have criticised Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Shiv Sena for the same.

Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections and monsoon season, the issue of potholes remains the highlight among the opposition parties and people. 

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has launched a campaign - ‘Selfie with Khadda (pothole)’ - in Andheri’s Versova. Under this campaign, the person who will get the “best selfie” with potholes will be provided with a cashback. 

Shiv Sena has occupied the BMC for several years now and yet Mumbaikars have not got a decent road. The bad condition of roads leads to accidents and deaths in several cases. Our campaign is getting a good response from the people,” said MNS leader Sandesh Desai.

According to an RTI, nearly ₹46.25 crores have been spent for fixing 2,268 potholes in the year 2013-14. On an average, more than ₹2 lakh have been spent on fixing the potholes on Mumbai roads. 

Also Read - Will Not Contest Maharashtra Assembly Polls Under BJP's Symbol: RPI (A) Chief Ramdas Athawale

Moreover, between the year 2013 and 2019, the BMC’s the estimated budget for fixing potholes on Mumbai roads was ₹175.50 crore. 


RELATED TOPICS
Latest News