Potholes are less in number in comparison to last year: CM Devendra Fadnavis

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra informed that the BMC is using ColdMix technique to fix the potholes in the city

Potholes are less in number in comparison to last year: CM Devendra Fadnavis

Heavy rainfall in Mumbai and its borders for the last few days has led to huge flooding and blockages. In Virar and Vasai, rescue operations are being carried out until now. With train services being affected, it has caused a lot of trouble to the commoners.

While speaking at the Maharashtra Assembly Monsoon Session in Nagpur, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said that Mumbai has fewer potholes as compared to last year.

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CM Fadnavis informed that there are only 4,044 potholes on Mumbai’s roads and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is using ‘ColdMix’ technology to fill the potholes.

The CM makes these remarks after people on social media have shared stills and interviews from being stuck in certain areas due to water-logging. 

Earlier in 2014-15, there were 14,455 potholes in the city. In 2015-16, potholes had fallen to 5,316 on the roads of Mumbai. In 2016-17 the number slipped to 4,478. Now, the Chief Minister claimed that the number of potholes has decreased to 4,044.

So far, BMC has spent ₹9.3 crore to maintain potholes and has given a contract worth ₹80.73 crore for maintenance and repairing of the roads.

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