Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has allocated Rs 500 crore extra for carrying out road repair works in the city, a top civic official has said.
"The BMC has sanctioned Rs 500 crore extra for the concretisation and asphalting of roads. Of the Rs 500 crore, Rs 300-350 crore will be spent in concretising the road and Rs 100-150 crore on asphalt roads," Additional Municipal Commissioner Aseem Gupta said.
The BMC had made a budgetary allocation of Rs 900 crore for the roads department for the year 2010-11.
"As the monsoon has almost withdrawn, the road department is taking up massive maintenance work," Gupta said.
According to the civic body, Mumbai has approximately 2,000 km of roads, of which BMC has managed to concrete 500 km from 1983.
This monsoon, the BMC faced a lot of flak from various quarters as the roads were badly maintained throughout the season.
Of the total budget for the year 2010-11, Rs 40 crore was set aside for pothole repairs. The pothole budget was further increased to Rs 60 crore.