Rainy season brings freshness to life, but it has got its ill effects also. Yes, we are talking about the condition of the roads after the heavy rainfall, as many roads of the city are filled with potholes, indeed a nightmare for the commuters. On Tuesday, taking cognisance of newspaper articles, Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has rapped civic body for its failure to provide pothole-free roads in the city. And Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar has written a letter to all agencies to take up work of filling up potholes on top priority. He has written to Project Director, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Chairperson, Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), General Manager, Maha Metro, and Chief Engineer, Public Works Department (PWD), that they need to ensure that roads need to be smoothened. For NHAI, Bangar specifically underlined stretches on Pardi and Sadar where flyover construction is underway by them and gave reference of letter from Assistant Commissioner, Zone-VIII about poor condition of roads.
The situation on Sadar and Katol Road are the same where the flyover construction is going on since last few years. The movement of heavy vehicles particularly those carrying pre-stressed concrete structures and concrete mixers to a site put extra load on the tar roads that have caved in at various places. Commissioner has also mentioned that they need to address the issue of potholes that have formed on national highways stretches passing through the city.
On Bhandara Road in Pardi area, one can hardly find any semblance of roads due to ongoing construction of fly-over. The contract for flyover also had component relating to construction of concrete road but as primary work has slowed down there is no sign about the repairs to road surfaces yet.
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