The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken initiative to make other civic/State government agencies like MMRDA, Mhada, MSRDC to take repairs and fill potholes immediately on the roads the respective agencies are maintaining. The BMC's move comes after it faced flak for potholes on roads that belong to these other agencies. BMC has now decided to notify police stations about which agencies these roads belong to.
BMC says there are 599 potholes that are reported on roads that are owned by other agencies like MMRDA, Mhada, MSRDC, etc. Despite several reminders by BMC, these agencies have failed to fill the potholes, due to which the civic body is unnecessarily facing the wrath of people. According to civic officials, in a meeting held at civic headquarters on August 27 to discuss the pothole issue, none of the representatives of these agencies turned up.
The BMC has taking serious note of this, and directed all road engineers to inform police stations about such bad roads in their wards.