Congress fills potholes in Bandra, hits out at BMC

Congress workers on Saturday counted and filled potholes in Bandra as part of itsAao Potholes Gineycampaign. The Congress accused the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of not being prepared for the monsoons.

Sanjay Nirupam, the Congress city unit chief, said that the Shiv Sena and the BJP should quit the BMC if it is unable to keep the city’s roads free of potholes. He also lashed out at the BMC for failing to meet its 48-hour deadline to repair potholes.

The 48-hour “promise” was made by Additional Municipal Commissioner Vijay Singhal in the BMC’s general body meeting after corporators pulled up the civic administration over potholes. Mr. Nirupam said, “The BMC had given themselves a deadline, which has ended. The BMC has failed to repair most of the roads and their apathy and incompetency is taking the lives of Mumbaikars.” He claimed that the BMC would require 2,500 tonnes of cold mix to repair all the potholes, but it only had 40 tonnes in its stock.

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