Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan asked the civic body and other state government agencies to repair all roads in Mumbai by Wednesday midnight before processions for Ganpati immersions begin from Friday. In a meeting with Chavan, representatives of Ganpati mandals presented a list of 310 pothole locations across the city.
The CM’s diktat is the third such deadline from the government. On August 5, guardian minister for suburbs Naseem Khan had asked the BMC to fill all potholes in 48 hours. It was followed by an August 24 deadline by guardian minister for island city Jayant Patil on August 16. But the BMC and other agencies failed to comply.
According to data compiled by the BMC on Tuesday, there are 308 locations in the city with potholes. Civic officials said they would attend to the potholes on routes used for Ganpati immersions on Wednesday night and Thursday.
Mayor Shraddha Jadhav, who visited some roads that are under repairs, said, “The civic chief has promised us that the remaining roads will be attended to by Thursday morning.”