NMC asks MahaMetro, NHAI, PWD, NIT to repair roads | Nagpur News

Nagpur: Faced with criticism from citizens over the deteriorating condition of the main roads in the city, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) approached MahaMetro, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), State PWD (public works department) and Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) urging them to repair bad sections immediately to alleviate problems faced by motorists.
Confirming this, a senior official from NMC’s Public Works Department said that since June this year, NMC has sent at least two letters requesting these agencies to ensure that traffic lanes are free of potholes. -chicken. But the agencies continued to ignore the NMC’s pleas, he admitted.
“Motorists don’t care which agency the road belongs to and are venting their anger at the NMC,” he said.
The sections of the national road that criss-cross the city are in a deplorable state. “We have notified NHAI to repair the roads without further delay,” the official said.
Citing examples, the official said that the stretch from Variety Square to Wadi Octroi Naka belongs to the State National Highways Division PWD. Likewise, the Old Katol Road Square to the Katol Ring Road Square is also supposed to be maintained by it. But, it appears, the agency “doesn’t care” about the inconvenience facing citizens, he said.
Even the heavily traveled plots of Wardha Road, Pardi Road and Kamptee Road are in a pitiful state and all these 12 meter wide stretches are owned by NHAI and the PWD State. Without maintenance, potholes take the form of craters threatening motorists, especially two-wheelers.
The NMC also expressed concern that MahaMetro ignores the maintenance of some major roads like those between Munje Chowk and Jhansi Rani Chowk and from Rahate settlement to Congress Nagar.
TOI reported deteriorating condition of major roads including Amravati Road, Katol Road among others.
A senior official from NMC’s hotmix department also admitted that the condition of major roads owned by other government agencies is poor. However, the roads over 12 meters wide and owned by the NMC are in relatively good condition, he said. The condition of the internal roads belonging to the civic body is not good, admitted the official.
The hotmix department has already undertaken pothole repair work throughout the city. During this monsoon till August 28, NMC has repaired about 2,188 potholes through its hot mix plant. In addition to this, the NMC also pressed the Insta Patcher and Jet Patcher machines to fix the potholes.
According to data obtained from the department, the highest number of potholes were repaired in Mangalwari area (519 potholes), followed by Dhantoli area. Here, the hotmix department repaired 374 potholes. The department also carried out 284 and 276 patch works in Gandhibagh and Nehru Nagar areas respectively.