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Citizens can now lodge complaints about bad road conditions in their area to the Roads Monitoring Committee (RMC), reports Urvi Jappi

india Updated: Nov 23, 2006 22:44 IST
Urvi Jappi

Citizens can now lodge complaints about bad road conditions in their area to the Roads Monitoring Committee (RMC) headed by former Mumbai police commissioner Ronnie Mendonca appointed to oversee the roads condition in the city and neighbouring Thane direct and also complaint if the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has left an unfilled pothole.

Advocate Mihir Desai, also a member of the RMC told the court that they have created a email id through which people can reach them – mumbairoads@gmail.com. The other members of the committee are activists Gerson Da'Cunha and Sudhir Badami.

A division bench of Chief Justice Harjit Singh Bedi and Justice VM Kanade was hearing a PIL filed by Thane-based cardiologist Sandip Rane about bad conditions of city roads. While disposing off the PIL, the court has asked the committee to submit quarterly report to the court. The RMC having a tenure of one year is only answerable to the HC, observed the court.

The court has also directed the BMC to co-ordinate with the 16 public utilities agencies including the telephone companies, gas companies, gas companies, etc who regularly undertake road digging work and issue necessary directions to them.

The committee was formed by the HC in October this year to monitor the implementation of the Standing Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) report by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) dealing with repair and maintenance of Mumbai roads.

Emaill Urvi Jappi: Urvi.jappi@hindustantimes.com