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Now, a special squad to tackle pothole menace

mumbaipaper Updated: Jul 03, 2016, 12:30 IST

MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to form a special squad to repair potholes at junctions.

Taking note of the rising number of potholes, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta, in a monthly review meeting, has directed the road department to take immediate action.

The heavy rain over the past few days has led to a lot of potholes on the roads. As the bad patches on junctions are a major cause of traffic snarls, Mehta has instructed the road department to create a squad which will find potholes on important junctions and ensure repairing them as soon as possible.

A senior civic official who attended the meeting said, “Also, the road department officials were told to look after each and every complaint so as to counter the rising number of potholes on the roads.”

In a meeting held on Saturday, officials said the pre-monsoon road repair work was satisfactory, but over the last 24 hours, potholes have again formed in some roads. The civic body’s attempt to repair potholes may face a setback as the repair work needs a dry spell of at least 4 to 5 days. There were 244 potholes reported until July 1, out of which, 203 potholes have been repaired, according to data from the civic body.

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