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BMC racing against time as it has only 48 hours to complete pre-monsoon Mumbai road repairs

Mumbai city news: One of the reasons for the delay has been shutting down of more than 100 stone quarries in Thane

mumbai Updated: Jun 01, 2017 09:59 IST
Sanjana Bhalerao
Of the 878 roads taken up over two months, the BMC has repaired 522.
Of the 878 roads taken up over two months, the BMC has repaired 522.(File)

With the monsoon around the corner and only 48 hours to complete road repairs in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation​ (BMC) is racing against time.

Of the 878 roads taken up over two months, the BMC has repaired 522.

One of the reasons for the delay has been shutting down of more than 100 stone quarries in Thane, leaving contractors in a scramble to find raw material.

However, the civic body assured the procurement of raw material is back on track.

A majority of the roads that are stuck are priority I and II roads, which means they are vulnerable and prone to developing potholes.

As part of monsoon preparedness, the civic body will release 24 WhatsApp numbers, where citizens can send their complaints.

In the absence of a dedicated number for monsoon complaints, the city’s disaster cell was flooded with distress calls last year.

The civic body had received more than 1,000 calls for rain-related queries and complaints.