The BMC will undertake pothole repairs on a priority basis, in two separate phases, for specific routes used in the city each year for the Ganpati processions.
“We will try and finish the repair works for all the roads till August 15 in the first phase. In the second phase, between August 16 and 26, we will concentrate on roads like the SV Road, NM Joshi Marg, Peddar Road and E Moses Road, which are usual routes for the processions,” said additional municipal commissioner S V R Srinivas, in-charge of the roads department.
The 10-day festival of Ganesh Chaturthi begins on August 29.
The BMC is also making a ward-wise list of specific routes in the city to start the work on an immediate basis. “We have instructed all the assistant commissioners of the 24 wards to prepare a list of the specific routes. Many mandals will start bringing the idols by August 25. We want to ensure the work is completed before that,” Srinivas added.
Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvaya Samiti, the umbrella body of Ganesh mandals in the city, has expressed its concerns about possible damages to Ganesh idols due to potholes on the city streets. The Samiti has also submitted a list of 3,000 potholes with pictures on Wednesday and has asked the civic body to undertake repair works for these on an immediate basis.