BHOPAL: Commuters will have to bear with potholed roads along the 24 kilometer long Bus rapid transit system (BRTS) section between Misrod and Bairagarh as till Diwali, as there is no scope of permanent repairs in rainy season.
Bitumen supply has been stopped with the onset of monsoon and road repairing work has come to a halt. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) can only take up temporary repair work- with dust and rubbles without using bitumen.
The condition of the stretch is set to will further deteriorate as the rainy season advances. Those affected believe that as the monsoon has not picked up momentum so there is still time for authorities concerned to tale up repair.
But BMC administration has shrugged off its responsibility stating that using bitumen for repair work in rainy season is of no use.
Speaking to Free Press deputy commissioner Harish Gupta said, “Road repairing is totally stopped due to rain as bitumen supply is stopped. Temporary repairing is done with dust and rubble.
But permanent repairing will be after Diwali festival. Moreover, bitumen does have grip on gravels on watery roads so there is no use to apply it for permanent repairing.”
Intense traffic pressure on both the side of BRTS Corridor has withered the road at many points including Ashima Mall, Ahmedpur Railway Crossing Turning, Habibganj Railway Station among others.