Potholes are in the complete sense a threat for the lives of people .In view of this situation, Nagpur Citizens Forum has launched a campaign to ensure pothole free road network in city. The forum has appealed the citizens to click photos of bad roads and potholes in their area and send it on their helpline number 9730196885 with complete information of the said road. The forum said the campaign is aimed at improving the poor condition of roads in the city by attracting attention of authorities.
Roads in city are maintained by Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Public Works Department, National Highway Authority, however due to lack of repairs their condition has deteriorated, said Prof Vikas Chedge of Nagpur Citizens Forum. Though Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) over last few years have switched over to building cement roads but there seems to absence of any planning in those construction and as a result they are more of troubles than offering any real solution. The increase in height of concrete roads resulted in flooding of houses as planners did not bother about their inconvenience while planning these roads. At many places i-blocks are put in place but use of inferior quality material has rendered them useless.
In this year’s budget, NMC has allocated Rs 311crore for road construction and hopefully through citizen’s contribution the funds can be used to remove potholes. The Forum would first appeal to good sense of authorities and city leaders to ensure they work upon their promises. However incase that fails then they would put up plaque with photos of potholes outside the offices of civic body, and PWD headquarters. Apart from this, the Nagpur Citizens Forum has warned to name the deadly pits in the city after MLAs, corporators, people’s representatives and administration officials.