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Your ride in Mumbai to get smoother, BMC to resurface 731 roads

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to resurface 713 roads or a total of 351km on priority, starting October 1. Orders for the road work have been issued.

mumbai Updated: Aug 14, 2017 14:28 IST
Eeshanprita M S
Eeshanprita M S
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,roads,Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

Here’s some good news for motorists who travel on Mumbai’s pothole-ridden roads daily.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to resurface 713 roads or a total of 351km on priority, starting October 1. Orders for the road work have been issued.

Moreover, the BMC also plans to issue tenders for resurfacing 319 new roads before October.

The civic headquarters had issued a notice to its 24 ward offices before the monsoon, to identify and list roads that needed resurfacing on priority .

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The list was published on the BMC’s website earlier last week.

A civic official from the roads department said, “Mumbaiites can check the road listed for repair. They can complain if it in bad condition after October 1.”

Of the 713, 306 are main roads, 248 minor, and 159 are sidestrips or service lanes. Of the 319 new roads, 95 are major, 191 minor, and 13 sidestrips.

Some of the roads listed for priority repairs are Dalal street, Abdul Rehman Street, Mangala Road, and Hinduism college lane in south Mumbai, NM Joshi Road, 90Feet road in Dharavi, Kirtikar College road in Dadar, and AK Vaisya road in Mahim, Aarey Colony road, and JVLR.

First Published: Aug 14, 2017 14:27 IST