After much debate on the potholes in the city of Mumbai, which is going to be taken care of ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections to be held in 2022
, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) guaranteed the Bombay High Court of the work that has to be done in the Mumbai-Nashik expressway by filling the potholes and doing all the required work soon and would be concluded till October 25.
This guarantee from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) came after the Bombay High Court had questioned the progress of the improvisation work of 100 km stretch, which was creating problems for travelling, due to which the vehicles had to move at a snail’s pace.
After the Bombay High Court judges received reports on September 24 of the potholes on the Mumbai-Nashik highway, it asked the state government and the central government to work in coordination in such a way that there is no loss of lives of people travelling due to the poor condition of roads.
In the hearing the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Anil Singh who was representing the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) had informed that the patchwork and pothole filling work on the remaining stretch of 97 km is likely to be completed in 2 to 3 weeks of time frame, as in total there are seven teams which have been assigned for completion of this project.
The court after the hearing accepted the guarantees provided by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and directed the Centre and State authorities to give the status of the patchwork done on October 25 and then adjourned the hearing.