City will be free of potholes before Ganpati, says mayor
Taking cognisance of the uproar in the city, Jadhav personally inspected a few roads on Friday night and said all the potholes would be filled before the start of the festival.mumbai Updated: Jul 24, 2011 02:04 IST
Mayor Shraddha Jadhav has promised that the civic body will make Mumbai pothole-free before Ganeshotsav.
Taking cognisance of the uproar in the city, Jadhav personally inspected a few roads on Friday night and said all the potholes would be filled before the start of the festival.
Jadhav and Shiv Sena leader of the house inspected over 10 roads, including Kavi Keshavsut flyover in Dadar, Famous Studio road in Mahalaxmi, the road leading to Aarey colony, Hindustan Naka road in Malad.
After inspection, the mayor said the contractors who were filling the roads should maintain the quality of the material and that the patches that are filled up should not develop potholes again.
Rahul Shewale, standing committee chairman, said contractors a police complaint would be registered against contractors found to be doing sub-standard work and their deposits would also be forfeited.
Most roads in the city are with the contractors for maintenance as they fall under the defect liability period (DLF) of three years. The contractors have to repair these roads free of cost during this period.
Shewale said, "Even after penalising or blacklisting the contractors, they do not improve their quality of work."