IT TOOK 5 DEATHS FOR KDMC TO COUNT POTHOLES
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.