The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has awarded the contract for removing potholes on city roads to Trans Metalite India Limited (TMIL) - an ISO certified Indian company that successfully repaired 7,000 potholes falling within the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) in 2009-10. The MCG held a demonstration of the machine on Wednesday.
"We are satisfied with both machine and technology," said a senior MCG official, adding that MCG has asked the company to prepare the estimate for road repairs and submit it by Thursday.
The machine uses Infra red technology for repairing roads which takes up an area of 2 by 1 square meters at one go.
"In 30-35 minutes, the patch is ready and can be opened for commuting," said an official of the company.
More than 5,000 potholes exist on various roads that the MCG has to repair. The TIML has already repaired more than 200 potholes on MG Road, Golf Course Road and Sohna Road.
Meanwhile, the MCG has asked the company to reconsider the proposed cost. "The company is charging at least four times the conventional rate," said BS Singroha, chief engineer, MCG. A meeting will be held on Thursday for revision.