Kalyan-Dombivli civic body speeds up process to fill potholes | Thane News – Times of India



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Recently, two senior citizens were injured in KDMC area limit.

KALYAN: After death of a man due to a pothole in Kalyan and several criticisms, the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation have sped up the process of filling potholes and claimed that their team will work 24 hours to fill the potholes.
This rainy season, people are facing a lot of inconvenience as the roads in Kalyan-Dombivi have been washed away at many places.
Recently, two senior citizens were injured in KDMC area limit while one Ambernath-based man died in Kalyan due to potholes on road which comes under MIDC limit. Following the incident, the citizens from city came on road to protest against KDMC to fill potholes to stop problems faced by citizens.
The KDMC‘s spokesperson Madhavi Phofale said that this year the twin cities have witnessed 1,010 mm rainfall against 555 mm rainfall last year. Due to continuous rain, there are problems in filling the potholes. In that situation, the works of filling potholes through cold mix, paver block and ready mix have been continued.
The KDMC’s city engineer Sapna Koli said, “This year KDMC has appointed 13 contractors for the 10 wards and pothole filling works are going on through all of them. The work of filling nearly 1,500 to 2,000 sq.m potholes is being done every day.”
Koli also said, “Our team have also started filling potholes on road during night time on roads on which in day time potholes can not be filled due to heavy traffic.”
The KDMC has also appealed citizens to complaint on hotline number 0251-2201168 regarding potholes and claimed till now 247 complaints have been received, out of which 155 complaints have been redressed by filling potholes.
The KDMC have also instructed other agencies like MIDC, MSRDC and MMRDA under whose jurisdiction some road and bridges comes asking them to get filled potholes.


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