G north ward office repairs 85-odd footpaths within days of collaborating with citizens

Updated: Dec 04, 2019, 07:32 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

BMC to make footpaths in Dadar pedestrian-friendly

BMC has so far fixed footpaths on Kakasaheb Gadgil road, Baburao Perulkar Road, JK Sawant Road, SK Bole Road, Ranade Road, NC Kelkar Road. File pic
BMC has so far fixed footpaths on Kakasaheb Gadgil road, Baburao Perulkar Road, JK Sawant Road, SK Bole Road, Ranade Road, NC Kelkar Road. File pic

After the G north ward office assistant municipal commissioner, Kiran Dighavkar came up with an initiative on November 8 to collaborate with the citizens over maintaining of footpaths, the ward office has repaired footpaths at 85-odd locations. Further, the ward office is aiming to repair 1lakh sq meters of footpaths in Dadar.

The area which is popular as a shopping hub and has plenty of street hawkers surrounding the station area alone, the BMC wants to make the footpaths pedestrian-friendly.

On November 8, the G North ward first started a social media group with the residents of area around Shivaji Park where about 156 members joined. The residents also updated photographs of bad patches and broken footpaths and roads from the surrounding area which the officials promised of fixing in 24-48 hours. After 25 days of the initiative put forward, complaints at about 85 locations were attended and various other footpaths were repaired. Dighavkar also tweeted that there will be 1 lakh square meters of the footpath of Dadar area which will be repaired and made pedestrian-friendly.

BMC has so far fixed footpaths on Kakasaheb Gadgil road, Baburao Perulkar Road, JK Sawant Road, SK Bole Road, Ranade Road, NC Kelkar Road, and Gokhale Road. It has fixed bad patches on D'Silva Road, Senapati Bapat Road, SVS Road, around Shivaji Park precinct, DL Vaidya road, Ranade Raid, NC Kelkar Road and Gokhale Road.

"We aimed at attending the complaints within 24 to a maximum of 48 hours where spot repairs were done. We dedicated two teams of junior engineers and supervisors along with labourers who were solving the problems wherever reported. Currently, our focus is on repairing 1lakh sq meters of footpath in Dadar. There were various complaints coming in from Shivaji Park residents as well and we want to fix everything on war-footing."

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