Make the roads in the state pothole-free : CM Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai, 9th December 2019: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that roads in the state should be made potholes free. He instructed to use modern technology instead of traditional ways in new road construction. A review meeting of PWD was held in Mantralaya under the presidency of Chief Minister Shri. Thackeray.

State and major district road constructions, new tunnel construction on Mumbai- Pune highway, hybrid annuity scheme, government buildings, renovation of Mantralaya, Nagpur- Mumbai Samruddhi highway, Bandra-Versova Sea Link, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial in Arabian Sea, Green building project, etc. various projects undertaken by the human resource unit of PWD Department were reviewed in this meeting.

Chief Minister Shri. Thackeray said that the state has three lakh kilometers’ roads including national highway, state ways, main district roads, other district roads, and rural roads. Traditional techniques are used to repair these roads. New techniques should be used in road development to improve the quality and its durability. Road construction of one thousand km length is planned using new technology. 2500 km roads will be repaired using Orion reinforcement technology. Surface reinforcement of three thousand kilometers will be done by using German technology. 2500km roads in Konkan and West Ghat will be damber constructed using porous bitumen mix technique. He also told that the chemicals of various companies would be used to strengthen the level of damber.

Chief Minister also told to give importance to repairing government residential buildings. He instructed to submit proposals regarding easy loans by World Bank for road construction.

Upper Chief Secretary of the Department Manoj Sounik gave the presentation. Minister Eknath Shinde, Subhash Desai, MLA Anil Parab, Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta, Secretary (road) C.P. Joshi, Secretary (construction) Ajit Sagne, Managing Director of Maharashtra State Road Development Board Radheshyam Mapelwar etc. office-bearers were present.