IT TOOK 5 DEATHS FOR KDMC TO COUNT POT­HOLES

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - Sa­jana Nam­biar

KALYAN: Fac­ing pub­lic out­rage af­ter five peo­ple died ow­ing to pot­holes, Kalyan Dom­bivli Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (KDMC) chief Govind Bodke has di­rected his of­fi­cials to con­duct its firstever sur­vey of pot­holes from Satur­day.

“In the past, we have not sur­veyed pot­holes due to lack of man­power,” said Pramod Kulka­rni, city en­gi­neer, KDMC.

In 2018-19, the civic body is spend­ing Rs13.9 crore for road re­pairs com­pared to Rs11 crore last fi­nan­cial year. The twin cities of Kalyan-dom­bivli has 400 km of road net­work. The KDMC has con­cre­tised only 35km of the road net­work in the last three years.

The civic body ini­ti­ates the ten­der process to ap­point con­trac­tors for pre-mon­soon works only by the end of May, which de­lays road re­pairs.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.