Mumbai: BMC set up squads to fill potholes

The teams will work to fix the potholes in every municipal ward in Mumbai

Mumbai: BMC set up squads to fill potholes

As per media reports, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Monday, September 13, has decided to form a team for pothole fixing.

Of late, BMC has received a lot of complaints about potholes on social media platforms such as Twitter. It is said that there are going to be 24 teams that will be set up for every municipal ward in Mumbai.

A civic official, while addressing the media, said that the BMC is taking immediate action to fill the potholes. 

Joint teams are also appointed in the 24 administrative wards since few potholes are "still beyond the reach of the average person." It will speed up the procedure of pothole filling and will ensure proper coordination. 

BMC has claimed that they have filled  33,156 potholes between April 9 and September 11. As of now, BMC has administered 2,750 metric tonnes of the cold mix made at its Worli asphalt plant to 24 ward offices.

The decision came after Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) had accused the BMC administration of misusing public money in the name of pothole fixing. 

Last week, BJP senior corporator said to the media that more than Rs 350 crore was spent on pothole repair in the last three months for pothole fixing. However, the quality of roads still hasn't improved.

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