BMC assures pothole-free roads this monsoon
BMC assured that civic body, which faces flak every year over poor condition of roads during the rainy season, would act swiftly on cases of potholes.
Mumbai: As the monsoon approaches, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday assured it will make all efforts to provide pothole-free roads to Mumbaikars.
"Mumbaikars were upset over the quality of roads last year. However, this time around it will be our sincere efforts to give the people roads free of potholes," BMC Standing Committee Chairman Rahul Shewale said at a press conference.
He assured that the civic body, which faces flak almost every year over poor condition of roads during the rainy season, would act swiftly on cases of potholes.
On the occasion, IT firm Probity Soft Private Ltd made a presentation, which laid emphasis on tracking the potholes on roads and alerting civic officials concerned about them.
"The potholes are tracked with the help of a software and the information is passed on to the officers concerned in that particular BMC ward," said Shantanu Kulkarni, Director of Probity, who made the presentation.
The civic body, which has been using the software since November 2011, has till now identified 419 potholes, of which 139 were filled, he added.
BMC is also taking Probity`s help to track down the quality of roads with support from its Live Works software.
The Live Works software is being used in the Pimpri- Chinchwad Municipal Corporation since last three years.