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Roads not bad,says PMC

Though the condition of roads are not as bad as it was about three years ago,they are still not in a sound condition.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
July 25, 2009 12:03:31 am

Though the condition of roads are not as bad as it was about three years ago,they are still not in a sound condition. However,the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) claims that almost all the roads in the city are in good condition.

PMC Development Engineer (Roads) Madhav Latkar claimed this in a press conference on Friday,as he listed out the roads — Mundhwa bypass,B T Kawade Road,Sasane Nagar,Magarpatta Road,Laxmi Road,Kelkar Road,Kumthekar Road,Tilak Road,etc — that were in good condition.

He said,“Due to the heavy rains in July,the hot-mix plant of the PMC could operate only for a few days. Therefore,we used emulsion to repair the roads. We have provided one tonne emulsion to each ward office. Besides,we have stocked 20 tonne emulsion. Hence,there will not be any problem in carrying out the repair work if need be.”

“This year,we have also used ‘wonder patch’ solution,which is a costlier method,for the first time on a trial basis. The results have been positive. We applied this method on two roads — Rashtrabhushan Chowk to Hirabaug and Jayantrao Tilak bridge near the PMC headquarters,” Latkar said.

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Regarding the road digging work that continued after May 15,Latkar said,“Even though we had decided to complete road digging work before May 15,we had to extend it due to the repair work of water supply lines across the city that had to be completed on a priority basis,”

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