Here's Why The Pothole Challenge Winner Returned His Cash Prize

Among all the complaints received by the civic authorities, Dadar's resident Prathamesh Chavan had received the highest cash prize of ₹5,500 after he reported 7 potholes in Dadar's Shivaji Park.

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After the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) started its PotholeChallenge wherein if someone reports a pothole and if it isn't resolved with 24 hours then that person gets ₹500. Many people had claimed their prize money but still, there are over 158 Mumbaikars who still haven't received their price and BMC owes over ₹79,000 to them collectively. 

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Among all these complaints, Dadar's resident Prathamesh Chavan had received the highest cash prize of ₹5,500 after he reported 7 potholes in Dadar's Shivaji Park. However, he returned the cash prize to the authorities. Chavan stated that after he learned the fact that the amount was deducted from the salary of the road engineer. He further stated that he doesn't want the money and only wishes that the civic authorities are more considerate about their work and responsibility towards the citizens.  

The condition for receiving the cash prize was that the pothole should be at least one foot in length and three inches deep on roads maintained by the BMC. The civic authorities had further asked the all seven Deputy Municipal Commissioners to direct their ward-level staff and contractors to look for potholes and it had to be filled by October 31.

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