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Work begins on filling 180 potholes on Santacruz road

After mid-day reported yesterday that a private road near Daulat Nagar, off the Milan Subway-S V Road junction, had gigantic potholes, the developer responsible has initiated the process to fill them up

Following a report published in this paper highlighting the callous condition of a private road in Santacruz (West), the authorities responsible have woken up from their slumber and have started work to fill up the hundreds of potholes on the road.

Tar and stone crush has been brought in to repair the huge potholes. Pics/Sameer Markande
Tar and stone crush has been brought in to repair the huge potholes. Pics/Sameer Markande

mid-day’s report yesterday brought to the fore, the 180 potholes on a private road near Daulat Nagar off the Milan Subway-S V Road junction – that, too, in a stretch of 500 metres. Some of the potholes were huge, measuring as much as 3x3 metres and having a depth of nearly 10 inches.

On the road, one of which measured 3x3 metres and is 10 inches deep
On the road, one of which measured 3x3 metres and is 10 inches deep

Locals said they have been complaining about the shoddy condition of the street for many years, but no action has been taken. The road is under the purview of a developer, who has to hand it over to the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), which in turn has to give it over to the BMC.

mid-day’s report yesterday

The developer has constructed a building under the slum rehabilitation scheme, and under this project, has also to hand over the road. Until yesterday no such steps had been taken.

However, it was seen that the work to repair the road has begun, with tar and stone crush having been brought near the craters. Repair work is expected to begin soon. Despite several calls and messages, SRA chief Nirmalkumar Deshmukh was unavailable for comment.

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