According to the website – the voice of citizen, a pothole tracking system, a total of 21,770 potholes were reported in all the 24 wards of BMC and 20,669 were closed. The civic administration had also said that if the potholes were not filled by the respective agencies by August 25, then it would fill them.
Gaurav Sharma (24), a temple priest at the Ranchodrai temple near Sarvodaya hospital in Ghatkopar west said, “The Golibar Road is full of crater-type potholes. The road is mucky. There is not even space for the pedestrians to walk”. He even said that whenever any vehicle zoomed through the muddy potholes, water splashed everywhere, making the situation worst for pedestrians.
Anandini Thakoor, president of H-West ward federation said, “On the S V Road, near Gaiety-Galaxy, there is a ditch from the past two months for which all the vehicles have to take a diversion. The situation is worst on the 13th and 17th roads of Khar. There is no improvement and the work done is shoddy”.
Yogesh Devadiga (24), a resident of Kamani, Kurla said, “I experience a bumpy ride on Andheri-Kurla road every day as my office is situated at J B Nagar, Andheri east”. He escaped unhurt when the motorcycle’s front tyre got stuck in the pothole at Marol Naka, on which he was riding pillion. The motorcyclist could not make out the depth of the pothole as it was filled with muddy water and due to that motorcycle went in and the tyre got punctured, he added.
Raju Korde, a CPM (Communist Party of India (Marxist)) activist from Dharavi said, “There are still potholes on the 90-feet road, Sion-Bandra link road”. They have not yet been filled, he added.