Finally, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) started working on the issue of potholes, which they should have initiated earlier and could have saved many lives. According to the information provided by NMC Hot mix authority, they have covered an area of 34365.77 meter square of the city. Also, more than 1294 potholes have been covered up, in the month of September.
The NMC has its jurisdiction for 2201.19 kms of roads in the city, besides National Highway and State Highway Authorities of India.
It is seen that the number of accidents occurred in the city, which even got published, reached 28 accidents since April 1, 28 accidents are occurred in city due to the bad conditions of the roads and one person died in one such accident. And The Nagpur City Police had conducted a survey, which concluded 420 major road accidents.
Even the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has lodged a suo motu against the NMC authorities, asking them to put forth the names of contractors and authorities who are not able to look after the city roads.
After the negligent behavior of civic authorities, the citizens are facing issues on a daily basis. Every other day a report of a major accident is recorded and the news of people sustaining critical injuries is a daily play.
Even the road just besides VCA stadium, Sadar which is very close to NMC office can be seen having potholes after every inch. Even though this road is just a lane this route is used by the citizens daily and has become difficult to commute through this road.
The heavy construction carried out during the Maha Metro project and during the development of city’s cement road construction, many of the routes are still under construction or have been left in deprived condition.
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