Mumbai roads to be washed every month
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which swung into action, cleaning and beautifying streets for US President Barack Obama's recent visit, said it will continue to keep city roads sparkling.mumbai Updated: Nov 12, 2010 14:44 IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which swung into action, cleaning and beautifying streets for US President Barack Obama's recent visit, said it will continue to keep city roads sparkling.
"Roads will now be washed once or twice a month. Cleaning the roads is a regular exercise. Painting the roads, lamp posts and curves would be done as and when required," Additional Municipal Commissioner Ashish Singh told PTI.
The civic body had decided to wash roads using non-potable water.
"For washing the roads we would make use of borewell water. To cope up with the water crisis, we had dug borewells in the city. Since the crisis is over, water in the borewells is lying untouched so why not use it," Singh said.
It will also carry out road repair work including filling of potholes as an when required.
On funds required for the purpose, Singh said, "BMC has allocated Rs 25 lakh to all its 24 wards for beautification and road repair works..it will be utilised."
BMC had made a budgetary allocation of Rs 1,000 crore for the roads department for the year 2010-11.
Ahead of Obama's two-day visit to the city on November 6-7, the BMC had undertaken the task of beautification and road repair work on a warfoot basis.