Ganesh mandals want BMC to repair potholes for Bappa
The Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvaya Samiti, which represents 11,400 mandals in Mumbai, submitted a list of 3,000 potholes in the city to the civic body, to get them repaired on priority
As Ganesh mandals in the city prepare to welcome the elephant god, they have also appealed to another higher power the BMC. The Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvaya Samiti (BSGSS), a committee which represents 11,400 Ganesh mandals in the city, has requested the BMC to fix potholes in the city.
Ganesh mandals fear the potholes may damage the idol when it is being brought in and also creates traffic snarls by slowing down vehicular movement
While meeting the civic authorities yesterday, the representatives of the committee handed over a list of nearly 3,000 potholes; the list was also submitted to the Mayor. Along with the location, the submission also contains photographs of the potholes.
Naresh Dahibhavkar, president of BSGSS, said, “We have prepared a list of 3,000 potholes around the vicinity of the mandals, along with their locations and photos, so that authorities can start filling them as early as possible.”
Dahibhavkar added that they wished to avoid any obstacles or problems pockmarked roads usually pose, such as damage to the idol, causing traffic jams or accidents while celebrations are going on. Hence, they had apprised the civic authorities of the situation before the festivities begin.
S V R Srinivas, additional municipal commissioner, said, “We will take a look at the list of the potholes and get them repaired before August 24 i.e. before the festival starts.”