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Civic chief seeks ground report on pothole-prone roads and parking

The civic chief has ordered all the ward officers to submit the information to their deputy municipal commissioner (DMC) in his monthly meeting on Saturday.

mumbai Updated: Nov 06, 2016 00:33 IST
Sanjana Bhalerao
civic chief Ajoy Mehta

“The idea is to identify problem areas across the city and provide relief to the citizens from increasing number of potholes and poor quality of roads. The survey results will help the road department in paying special attention to the chronic spots,” said a civic official who attended the meeting on Saturday.(HT file photo)

After being criticised over potholes and poor quality of roads every monsoon, civic chief Ajoy Mehta has asked all 24 assistant municipal commissioners to identify chronic spots in their area where potholes reappear and submit the data to the road department.

The civic chief has ordered all the ward officers to submit the information to their deputy municipal commissioner (DMC) in his monthly meeting on Saturday.

“The idea is to identify problem areas across the city and provide relief to the citizens from increasing number of potholes and poor quality of roads. The survey results will help the road department in paying special attention to the chronic spots,” said a civic official who attended the meeting on Saturday.

This is in addition to the slew of measures announced by commissioner last month to deliver better roads to citizens that included unique identification number to contractors to keep a track of the defaulters and implementation of new methods for potholes filling next monsoon.

With shrinking parking spaces and increase in the number of vehicles, the commissioner has also asked the ward officers to submit a survey report on the possibility and feasibility of underground parking before next month’s meeting. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also written to state government to clear parking policy that has been pending for the last two years. Meanwhile, a delegation of south Mumbai residents had also met Mehta along with Samajwadi group leader Rais Shaikh demanding solution to parking problems in and had proposed underground parking.

In addition to installing190 direction boards across the city, Mehta has also asked officers to put up information boards near major tourist and historic locations in the city that would display its name and details about the location. Also, the BMC chief has directed the officers to draw up a plan to construct mobile toilets on beaches either through budget allocation or through private companies under the corporate social responsibilty (CSR).