Pune, 29th September 2022: During this monsoon season, the potholes on the roads in the city are going to put a dent in the municipal coffers. Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar informed that road resurfacing works worth Rs 100 crore will be done by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) as soon as the monsoon ends.
Meanwhile, till now this year, before monsoon, as well as during monsoon, the municipality has spent nearly Rs 50 crore on the repair of roads. Therefore, this year’s monsoon has cost the municipality dearly.
In the city this year, there was large-scale digging for the same water scheme, drainage, and gas channels of private cable companies, MSEDCL, MNGL. In many areas, this digging was done even during the rainy season. Then the road repair was very difficult. As a result, almost all the roads in the city were washed away during the monsoons. The condition of the road was so bad that finally the municipal administration blacklisted 13 contractors of the city for six months and fined Rs 15,000 for each of 24 engineers of the municipal corporation.
Apart from this, the contractors have also been fined. However, even though the municipality has taken this action, the municipality has to repair the roads. However, even those that have not been uprooted have to be repaired by the administration. It has been revealed that an expenditure of Rs 100 crore is expected for this repair and this repair work will be taken up as soon as the monsoon ends.
Meanwhile, the municipal administration has blacklisted 13 contractors, holding them responsible for the 12 meters of damaged roads in the city. So now, action will also be taken against the contractors who make bad roads within 12 meters. Also, the municipal commissioner clarified that this action will be taken against the concerned officials of the municipal corporation along with the contractors. Ward offices were reluctant to provide road information during the fault liability period. However, the commissioner clarified that this information has been received and based on that information, the roads will be audited and action will be taken against those concerned.