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1.Riding on Plastic

Bengaluru is successfully using plastic waste to lay stronger and smoother roads. And other cities are following suit, as Jayanthi Nararyan discovers.


2.The Melting Pot!

VIKAS JALAN, Managing Director, Trans Metalite India Pvt Ltd, highlights the working, applications and efficacy of the infrared thermal technology employed by the Nu-phalt Infra-red Recycling Thermal Bonding Road Repair System.


3.Soon, audit cell for road projects in Delhi

In Delhi, the problems of potholes and craters on the newly constructed roads or entire stretches caving in after rains will soon be addressed.


4.Potholes dot Chana Pora-Ram Bagh road in Srinagar

In Srinagar, the Chana Pora-Ram Bagh motorway is getting more of potholes with each passing day as the State Roads and Buildings (R&B) Department has failed to take remedial measures. The State government had announced that a flyover would be constructed from Jehangir Chowk upto Natipora enroute Ram Bagh. But the government finally clipped Ram Bagh-Nati Pora portion of the flyover though, as per observers, it needed the expressway connectivity more than elsewhere.


5.Only 52 potholes on 652 newly-built Mumbai roads: Report

Mumbai's 652 newly-constructed roads have only 52 potholes, SGS India private Ltd, a Switzerland - based third party auditor, has stated in its report submitted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. According to the report, it found only 52 potholes, which disturbed just a fraction — 0.028 per cent — of the total area of roads built by contractors under its supervision.


6.Rain exposes quality of road works in Hubli

In Hubli, the recent rains have made the lives of vehicle-users and pedestrians miserable, thanks to the severe beating several roads have taken. Major roads in the city have either caved in or developed huge potholes, because of the poor quality of repair works. The Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) undertook road repair works under the Rs 100 crore special grant. It got this grant twice for the development of Hubli-Dharwad twin cities, of which, Rs 64 crore had been spent on repairin


7.Aurangabad Municipal Corporation to use paver blocks for covering potholes

The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to use paver blocks to cover potholes on city main roads. The use of paver blocks is a fast and reliable method to cover potholes.


8.Despite spending 3K cr Blore bears the brunt of patholes

Bangalore, the IT city of India, is bearing the brunt of potholes. While road contractors, supposed to render quality road repairs, blame corruption in the government for their substandard pothole filling, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) passes the buck by citing incessant rains as cause for the potholes. Every year, the BBMP is said to be spending Rs 3,000 to 4,000 crore on the road repairs, but residents in the city complain that the potholes are being filled but they do not stan


9.The travails of motorists on Jaipur-Gurgoan highway

According to media reports and public complaints, the under construction flyovers on the 240 km Jaipur-Gurgoan highway have turned a nightmare to motorists. The highway has flyovers under construction every third km. NHAI charges around Re 1/km, about Rs 240 as toll. And this is going for the last so many years and the highway is getting worse, especially developing numerous potholes in this rainy season.


10.Pothole-filled Chennai suburban roads need repairs

As per media reports, most parts of the fast-growing Chennai suburban areas roads have developed potholes and citizens in the areas are being troubled a lot as the authorities concerned are not taking timely repairs to the roads. Residents say that the entire 14 km stretch of the Urapakkam GST road, leading to Vandalur and Kelambakkam roads, are filled with potholes, leading to frequent accidents.