The civic body, under pressure from the state government to sort out the city roads and desperate to ward off criticism, has decided to check out six patented technologies for filling potholes.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will conduct trials using the six methods on 100-metre stretches of selected roads, said Aseem Gupta, additional municipal commissioner (roads). The re-surfaced sections will be tested for two months, and the BMC will pick the technology that delivers the best result.
The selected method will likely be used for road constructions from 2012 onwards. All six technologies aim to replace asphalt and other hot mix methods that get washed away.
On Tuesday, CM Prithviraj Chavan said the state is planning to send state and civic engineers abroad to be trained in road-making technology.