Bowing down yet again to demands by officials of the civic roads department, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) may decide to conduct an independent inquiry by experts into the pothole tracking software.
Demanding an inquiry into the fine policy introduced by the civic administration for its own employees, Rahul Shewale, civic standing committee chairman, said, “We will be writing a letter to the municipal commissioner to reconsider the fines imposed on engineers. The problems that they have faced need to be looked into. We have demanded that a report be presented on the matter in a week”.
Shewale, who also heads the BMC Engineers’ Association, said expert members of the state-appointed Standing Technical Advisory Committee would be roped in to examine the technical issues in the software.
“If the software is found to have faults after the third party inquiry, we will take necessary action,” Shewale said.
Civic engineers had raised several issues about the glitches in the software and server hurdles they faced that resulted in a delay in the process of assigning potholes to contractors for repair.