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85 footpaths fixed under the new challenge


85 footpaths fixed under the new challenge
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After ending the pothole challenge, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) come up with another innovative challenge called as the Footpath challenge. It has been over a month for this challenge and it has resulted in 85 pavements being fixed in this time frame.

This footpath challenge was announced by Kiran Dighavkar, Assistant Commissioner of G/North as a citizen first initiative. They had set up a whatsapp number and constituted a team of five people comprising of a supervisor, assistant and three labourers who will help in fixing the footpath that need repair.

Citizens of Shivaji Park, Dadar and Mahim could report footpaths which are in a bad condition on a WhatsApp group and the action on these was taken in 24-48 hours. This was slightly different from the pothole challenge that BMC had launched. Under the Pothole challenge, BMC urged people to report a pothole to the authorities and they will be awarded ₹500 if the same isn't filled within 24 hours. However, in the case of footpath challenge, there was no cash prize available.

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