After rains, road potholes disrupt traffic in Mumbai

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After rains, road potholes disrupt traffic in Mumbai

Though Mumbaikars got some respite from rains, city roads gave them hard time yet again as potholes marked the stretches even in the elite South Mumbai area.

Mumbai got a breather from rains on Wednesday, however, there seems to no end to the hardships faced by the locals. Countless potholes and puddles were spotted acress stretches in and around the city.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) tall claims about city roads fell flat as potholes were seen on roads even in the elite South Mumbai area.

Sion's Pratiksha Nagar, where large residential complexes are located, too had several potholes. One of the locals said that a stretch in the locality, which was repaired 15 days ago, has developed cracks following the showers.

A similar situation persisted in many parts of Mumbais western suburbs. BMC workers were seen repairing a road near Mehboob Studios in Bandra. But there was no BMC staff to supervise them.

Despite the presence of several government establishments like BMC headquarters and Maharashtra Vidhan Bhawan, roads in South Mumbai too have been severely damaged by the recent spell of rains.

BMC has done patchwork on a road in Kala Ghoda area near Bombay High Court making it difficult for commuters.

Bad roads is something Mumbaikars are used to. But the situation doesn't improve in spite of thousands of crores being spent on roads construction and repairs each year. Mumbai's Guardian Minister Vinod Tawade said that concretisation of roads is permanent solution to this problem and that they are working towards it.