BMC Races Against Time to Ensure Pothole-Free Expressways

by Web Desk | Published: 18 May 2023

Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has instructed assistant and deputy commissioners to ensure that both the eastern and western expressways in Mumbai are free of potholes.


In 2022, the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) took over the ownership of these expressways from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority.


To make the city pothole-free, the BMC has embarked on a maintenance project to concretize 397 kilometers of roads, costing approximately ?6,080 crore this year. With the monsoon season approaching in just a month, the civic body is working diligently to repair the damaged sections.


In addition to the city roads, the BMC is also responsible for maintaining the expressways this year. To achieve this, heavy machinery is being used to repair both the Western Express Highway (WEH) and the Eastern Express Highway (EEH). The contractor is utilizing four-meter-long machines to lay asphalt on the roads, ensuring efficient repair work.


"This is the first time we have taken on maintenance and repair work for both expressways, so we are making every effort to produce good results," a civic ward official stated. The estimated cost for the maintenance work on both highways amounts to approximately ?236 crore.