As the pathetic condition of the city’s roads blows up into an issue, the state government-appointed Standing Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) inspected nine roads on Thursday.
However, the team refused to comment on the state of the roads.
The team inspected nine arterial roads in the island city and the suburbs. The roads inspected include Andheri-Kurla Road, Sahar Road, Babasaheb Ambedkar Road (from Sion to Wadala), GD Ambekar Marg and Slater Road.
“The idea was to choose a variety of roads. Some of them had problems due to the construction of flyover bridges while others were in a bad shape for no reason,” said a member of the committee, requesting anonymity.
The committee members chose not to comment on what they saw. “We visited a few roads today [Thursday] and will be discussing it tomorrow [Friday],” said MV Merani, chairman of STAC.
The committee will then submit its observations and suggestions to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The civic body has been receiving a lot of flak over the state of roads and the number of potholes across Mumbai despite having spent Rs 60 crore so far this year to fill potholes, as reported in HT’s September 18 edition.
The STAC members said the focus of the inspection is to figure out the problem with the city’s roads and the impact of large-scale infrastructure projects on the roads.