Ultra thin white concrete cover to help roads in Mumbai remain pothole proof

Mumbai roads are riddled with potholes even during sunny days, making the entire situation pretty dreadful for the commuters.

Anyone who has spent even a few minutes in Mumbai knows that the condition of roads here is pathetic. The city which (almost) floods every year during the monsoon, finds it hard to maintain the integrity of its roads. This can be easily attributed to the water-logging and drain overflows. Mumbai roads are riddled with potholes even during sunny days, making the entire situation pretty dreadful for the commuters.


To make sure that asphalt roads can last longer than usual, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to repair the pothole riddled roads with ultra thin white concrete cover which will not only repair the roads but add a protective layer that lasts longer than asphalt roads.

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In a bid to get rid of the abysmal pothole riddled roads in the city and ensure they last longer, BMC plans to use ultra thin white topping (UTWT). In this method, an extremely thin layer of concrete is laid on top of the roads that are riddled with potholes, the concrete forms a protective layer and makes the road last longer than the basic asphalt road.

This method will especially be useful for topping off the roads that cannot be concretised completely due to the presence of several utility line underneath them. Since concrete roads are not flexible at all and asphalt roads can easily be dealt with, a combination of both has been found the most useful.

While an asphalt road lasts not more than 5 years and a concrete one can last up-to 30 years, an asphalt road topped with ultra thin white topping can last way over 5 years and is much less expensive to maintain than the concrete roads.

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Since the technology has been previously used to repair the Capitol Cinema road, it is quite possible for the roads to take on a much different shape and turn out for the better. Let's hope that the commuters in the city can finally take a breath of relief and the UTWT proves to be exactly what BMC is looking for.

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To get some postivitea in the winters of 2020, check out these 7 chai tapris in Lucknow, ASAP!

The winter season is here and so is the time for some pun-chai-tea!

If you're one of those who love to wake up to a sight of a bubbling cup of chai in order to kickstart your day on a high, this article is a must-read for you. You know you're a certified chai-lover if a cup of chai is what you can also call your mood fixer, aromatherapy, the 4 AM friend whose warmth is like the much-needed hug and a lot more.

Dear Lucknowites, if your jam song this winter season is 'ek garam chai ki pyali ho,' then you've come to the right place! Check out our curated list of the best chai places and indulge in an affair with a range of Lucknow-special chais to warm your soul:

Moin Kashmiri Tea Point

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Moin Kashmiri Tea Point serves a sweeter rendition of the Kashmiri pink tea, which is must-try when you are in the city! Also known as the Noor tea or Sheer chai, this pink coloured tea is a luxurious blend of saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg - with the essence of kewra! Located in Old Lucknow's Hussainabad, this point serves the original, creamy and rich blend of the gulaabi chai, at pocket friendly prices!

Dosto Ki chai

As the name suggests, this place is the best place to hang out with your friends, where conversations about anything and everything brew along with the steaming tea. This place has an indoor seating arrangement to ward off the chill of the winter season and fills your appetite with an assorted range of Maggi options!

Talab- The Chai Junction 

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Satiating your talab for a cup of tea this winter season, the Talab Chai Junction is a place which has rose to high popularity among youngsters for its super quirky tea blends! From hangover cures to combinations of coffee and tea, this place serves it all, with a Nawabi flourish! The place serves an assortment of snacks and you can't help but give into the desire of ordering a delicious side dish of pasta, Maggi, sandwiches or the other finger foods!

Chai Peeni Hai

Chai peeni hai? If your answer to the this question, is always a yes, then this place is exactly where you need to be for a cup of warmth in the coming days. With numerous outlets, spread in the city, you do not have to go very far looking for the amazing tea point. Besides tea, you'll find an array of snack options here, or as they call it, chai ke bahane, which we don't think you need, since you have scrolled down till here!

Bun Makkhan Chai

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The ever-green combination of chai and ban-makkhan is literally what the next place on our list is called and you need to visit it to indulge in the classic flavours of North! But that is not all, Gomti Nagar's Bun Makkhan Chai also caters those who are looking for more than the desi flavours, like- the immensely famous cheese garlic bread or garlic- herbs ban makkhan and many more!

Bajpai Prem Tea Point

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Nothing can beat the flavours and satisfaction of the good-ol' tapri, Bajpai Prem Tea Point. Besides a heavenly cup of tea, this place also serves full meals to its customers, at pocket-friendly prices!

Sharma ji ki chai

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Last, but surely not the least, the shrine for every tea lover in the city, Sharma Ji Ki Chai, is Lucknow's most popular tea point and you just can't experience the essence of Awadh without sipping on to their tea. Offering the famous gol samosas and bun makkhan, this is that one place in Lucknow that has inspired various chai-points to go live and kicking!

So, if winter strolls in Lucknow are your cup of tea, then make sure to try out these places to embrace the hug of a piping garam chai. For more such recommendation, follow Knocksense Lucknow on Instagram.

If you're in Goa and wanna check-list all the famous places this state has to offer, then Martin's Corner should not skip your attention. Martin's is an award-winning establishment, which has been around for over 30 years now and this 'corner', is hailed highly for its laid-back ambience and a bandwagon of cuisines which are gonna have you coming back for more.

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