This monsoon the people staying at Aarey Milk Colony won't have to face the problem of pothole-ridden roads that rickshaws and taxis are avoiding while going to Aarey as the Public Works Department has decided to undertake repairs worth Rs 1 crore on the roads.
A PWD official said, " We have invited tenders for the repairing of Aarey Milk Colony's internal roads and would be spending Rs 1 crore for the project . The final date of tender submissions is March 14." The work would start soon and is expected to complete before the monsoon. The roads will not be just repaired but at the bad stretches, the entire black topping would be done.
The condition of internal roads in Aarey Milk Colony has been appaling even despite temprory repairs before the rains. This has inconvenienced local residents. It should be noted that there are 27 tribal hamlets in Aarey Milk Colony along with more than 40 thousand slum dwellers, government staff, who have been staying since many years.
"We have been staying here since more than 30 years but the roads have never been repaired completely. The Aarey CEO office and PWD has been doing repairing before monsoon but it's not enough as complete road repair needs to be done. Due to bad roads rickshaws and taxis refuse to come to Aarey and this becomes problematic when we want to take patient to hospital during emergency. We have been told that the PWD is soon going to start the repair work which is a good thing," said Imran Shaikh an Aarey resident.