Road Department & administrative ward offices to join hands for filling Mumbai road pits caused due to heavy rains
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday finalised the decision to fix the issue of potholes on the roads of Mumbai, on a priority basis. The repair work will be completed within the next 2-3 weeks. Reportedly, BMC Commissioner has directed ward officials to inspect their areas for pits and fill them up on the same day. Additionally, Assistant Commissioner and road engineers have also been directed to conduct similar tasks in their respective areas.
Potholes to be inspected & filled on the same day
The recent downpour has led to many potholes on the roads across Mumbai. As per BMC records, the administration has filled over 40,000 pits across the metropolis since April this year. However, an increased traffic has lead to resurgence of potholes in the city, he added. This has pressed the need to immediately refurbish roadways for a safe commute for all.
"The process of filling the pits at the war level should be started jointly by all the administrative department offices and the road department. The indicated pit should be filled on the same day if possible, to solve the problem of pits, work should be done for the next 2 to 3 weeks with priority, strongly instructed," he added.
As per the orders of the Municipal Commissioner, officials have to relieve road engineers from other extra work immediately. The focus should be on repairing the road. A review of all city and state roads is also on the cards, added reports, the decision for which will be taken in a meeting today.