Nagpur: In the year 2021, Data obtained from the hotmix department revealed that the Nagpur Improvement Trust, Nagpur Municipal Corporation as well as 2 private agencies had claimed to have repaired road potholes spread over an area of 1,71,382.44 square meters (or equivalent to 42.35 acres).
The department has repaired about 7,863 potholes in the city limits in the year 2021. From 29 October to 3 December last year, with the help of Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Nagpur Improvement Trust had repaired about 1,161 potholes.
Similarly, with the help of two private agencies – Instta Road Patcher Machines and Jet Patcher Machines, Nagpur Municipal Corporation also claimed to have repaired around 3,697 potholes in all these 10 areas. Nagpur Municipal Corporation through Insta Road Patcher had repaired around 2,040 potholes across the city.
The most repaired pits are in Ashi Nagar zone. Along with this, Nagpur Municipal Corporation has done patchwork at about 1,863 places here. It is followed by Lakadganj zone (1,114) and Mangalwari zone (1,748).
Repair & Filling Bad Potholes
Even after announcing in the general body meeting that by the end of the month of December, all the potholes on the roads of the entire city would be repaired, Nagpur Municipal Corporation has completely failed to ensure to its taxpayers these bad pothole-free roads as some areas are still full of potholes.
Sources have also said that Nagpur Municipal Corporation spends a huge amount every year on the repair and maintenance of bad roads, But given the pathetic condition of the roads, it has little or no accountability at all.
The civic body has sanctioned about Rs 41 crore for all these 10 areas for the repair and filling of bad potholes and has spent more than 50% of the allocated funds. As of now, there is no assurance of any kind that many of the city’s worst roads will be free of potholes.
According to Nagpur Municipal Corporation officials, the civic body does pre-monsoon road works. The biggest problem is the plying of overloaded vehicles. He also says that this is also one of the reasons for the condition of the roads.
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