Mumbai : The civic body claims there are only 197 potholes on city’s roads despite the second spell of monsoon showers on Tuesday after almost a month long dry spell.
The city’s roads have registered 898 potholes since June 19, when the first rains lashed Mumbai. Out of these the BMC claims to have repaired 701 potholes, based on data obtained from BMC’s pothole tracking system voiceofcitizen.com.
After the city witnessed its first wet spell last month, the Free Press Journal had reported that Mumbai’s roads have 1051 potholes out of which the civic administration had repaired 662. According to the website, the total current number of potholes reported in the city this year stands at 1949 out of which 1752 have been repaired.
The maximum numbers of potholes -202- have been reported from R (central) ward corresponding to Borivali (W) area out of which the BMC has repaired 179 potholes. The minimum numbers of potholes have been registered in C Ward -20- in South Mumbai and the BMC claims to have repaired all of them.
However, SVR Srinivas, Additional Municipal Commissioner (Roads) had earlier said that all complaints fall under the category of potholes, but some of these are categorized as adulation. He had said out of these potholes, BMC pays only for part of them and some repair work is the responsibility of contractors, especially in case of Project roads.
Ward Area Potholes reported No of potholes repaired
R Central Borivali West 202 179
L Kurla 160 153
P North Malad west 145 139
K west Andheri West 132 132
P south Goregaon 115 114
C South Mumbai 20 20