Almost immediately after The Free Press Journal carried a new report (MBMC Turns a Blind Eye to “Unmarked” Speed Breakers dated 15, June-2021) highlighting the apathy of the civic administration towards unmarked speed-breakers which were posing a serious threat to the lives and limbs of motorists and two-wheeler riders, the Public Works Department (PWD) attached to the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) swung into action and started paintings white stripes on the blind humps which are ideally meant to reduce the speed to a certain limit, speed breakers play a crucial role in preventing accidents by checking reckless driving.
Private contractors hired by the MBMC were seen marking the roads with thermoplastic machines in the Hub Town area of Kashimira on Tuesday afternoon. “We are thankful to the FPJ for highlighting the issue which prompted the civic officials to wake up from their slumber and initiate the much needed marking process.” said Kamlesh Choudhary, a resident of Hub Town who is amongst several other bikers who were injured after hitting the unmarked speed-breaker in Kashimira. “
While instructions have been given to concerned contractors to paint the unmarked speed-breakers, a survey will soon be conducted by our junior engineers at the ward level, which will be followed by needed rectifications.” said Executive (PWD) Engineer- Suresh Vakode.