Only 6 of 230 corporators make use of BMC’s pothole tracking app

Only a handful of corporators are using the pothole tracking software of the BMC to upload the pictures of pits on the road.  The BMC had spent Rs 25 lakh of its annual budget on android based Samsung galaxy mobiles for its corporators.

Not more than six of the 230 corporators have made use of the app, which allows citizens as well to put up images of the potholes they come across, so they may be repaired. The app also tracks the status of repair of a recorded pothole, and once the pits are levelled, the images are removed.

Some of the councillors said that they are uploading the photos through their personal phones and not using the one BMC provided them.

Corporators who have uploaded photos of potholes are Congress corporator Sneha Zagade and Asif Zakaria, Shiv Sena corporators Rajan Padhye, Ramakant Rahate and Ganesh Sanap, Samajwadi Party corporator Noorjahan Shaikh.