PUNE: The civic body has appointed 35 teams for pothole repairs to improve the condition of roads and avoid mishaps following a weeklong of heavy rainfall.
VG Kulkarni, head of the PMC’s road department, said, “We have appointed the teams for repairs. Besides, our repair vans have also been pressed into service and ward-level authorities have been instructed to initiate the repairs.”
Mahesh Rajput, who recently travelled on Tilak Road, said the entire stretch was in need of repairs. “Like Tilak Road, many other roads in the Peth areas are in bad shape as well. The fillings in tar and concrete roads have come out, leading to cavities,” Rajput said.
Smita Sanap, a resident of the Pune station area, said the road near RTO and Sangam bridge had developed huge potholes.
Additional municipal commissioner Kunal Khemnar has told the civic road department and ward offices to get the repairs done by the contractors under the defect liability period.