BMC Potholes Filling Plan: With the BMC elections in place, the civic body on Saturday promised to provide pothole-free roads to Mumbaikars within the next two years. This comes after Chief Minister Eknath Shinde reviewed the status of BMC’s road works. During the review, Shinde directed the civil administration to ensure that existing potholes on Mumbai roads resulting from heavy rains are repaired on priority and provide a smooth flow of traffic without inconvenience to commuters.
400 km of road work to be done in two years
This meeting was reviewed at around 6 pm on Saturday at the Nandanvan bungalow of Malabar Hill, the residence of CM Shinde. In the meeting, BMC administrator Iqbal Singh Chahal gave a presentation to Shinde. BMC said in its statement, “Iqbal Singh Chahal, on behalf of the BMC administration, assured the Chief Minister that the work of cement concretization of Mumbai roads would be completed in the next two years and the roads would be pothole free.
It said that at present, cement concreting work of 236 km of roads had been done for 2022-23 at the cost of Rs 2,200 crore. The statement said that while work on 400 km of roads is proposed for the next two years, the work of cement concretization of 989.84 km of roads has been completed.
The pit will be filled using these techniques.
Shinde told media persons, “We have prepared a program to make Mumbai pothole-free in the next two years. In the next two years, all roads in Mumbai will be made pucca. Soak pits will be constructed in the middle and side of the roads so rainwater can flow through the road. He said that BMC is using the cold mix to fill the pits every year, which is now getting clogged, causing accidents.
CM Shinde said this
Shinde said, “It has been decided that the pits will be repaired with advanced eco polymer techniques and rapid setting concrete. This will ensure that the Ganpati mandals are not disturbed due to potholes, BMC chief IS Chahal has assured me. “During the presentation to the Chief Minister, Chahal said that the latest tenders for road works demand construction of soak pits on newly constructed roads at regular intervals so that rainwater does not accumulate.