While the earlier audit undertaken by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had suggested 11 bridges in the suburbs of Mumbai that are dangerous and need to be demolished, six more have now been added to this list. The count of road-over-bridges and foot-over-bridges in the suburbs that need to be demolished now stand at 17.
No discussion about Mumbai’s notoriously land-starved real estate market is complete without mentioning the massive tracts of land held by various government and non-government agencies and bodies. Arguably, Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) is currently one of the largest landowners in the country’s otherwise land-scarce financial capital.
The poor quality of roads is a perennial concern in Mumbai, which abounds with potholes, roads under construction, and poorly maintained and shoddily repaired thoroughfares – all problems that are exacerbated in the monsoon.