300 potholes vanish in 15 days ahead of VVIPs’ visit

  • | Thursday | 7th December, 2023

Nagpur: To ensure a smooth ride for VVIPs during their stay in the city for the winter session of the state legislature, NMCs hotmix department has fixed around 300 potholes in 15 days. The maximum number of potholes were repaired near Vidhan Bhavan and in Civil Lines. Data provided by the department revealed that maximum 100 patchworks were carried out on roads under Mangalwari zone.Of them, 60 patchworks were done on roads in Raj Bhavan vicinity, while nine roads each were repaired near Samvidhan Square and Japanese Garden.The hotmix department claimed to have repaired 92 potholes in Dharampeth zone. The department concentrated only on roads in Civil Lines and those near Vidhan Bhavan coming under the zone. It included one side of the road from Maharajbagh Square to VCA Square, which was in a deplorable condition ever since NMC started cement concretization of the stretch early this year.We also published the following articles recentlyAll roads lead to Gandhi Bhavan on Congs V-DayA Congress wave swept the Telangana polls, resulting in a huge turnout at Gandhi Bhavan. Jaganath, a seller of Congress stoles, sold a record 20,000 stoles in just a few hours. The Congress headquarters was filled with celebrations, with supporters dancing and bursting crackers. Telugu Desam Party supporters also joined the celebration. Traffic jams were witnessed as people flocked to Gandhi Bhavan. The victory was attributed to factors such as the paper leak and corruption allegations.CPCB to pay MCD for road construction, repairThe Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has agreed to pay Rs 10.6 crore to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for the construction and maintenance of 18 road projects. MCD had requested Rs 20.4 crore for 55 proposals to mitigate dust pollution. The proposal was examined by CPCB, and 18 road construction, repair, and paving works have been approved at an estimated cost of Rs 10.6 crore. The approved areas include Sarita Vihar, Badarpur, Karawal Nagar, Shahdara, Shahbad Mohammadpur, Shakti Nagar, Anaj Mandi, Dev Nagar, Patel Nagar, and Nangloi in Delhi. Tender process and documentation will be initiated soon, and funds will be released in two installments based on compliance with quality norms.Repair Roads Immediately, Pollution Board Tells BMC & PWDBhopal implements measures from a meeting convened by the divisional commissioner to control air pollution. The city is part of the National Clean Air Programme, with a committee led by the divisional commissioner for micro-planning. Dust, vehicular emissions, and burning of garbage are identified as major sources of air pollution. Measures include deploying sweeping machines and foggers, improving roads, ensuring netting at construction sites, and taking strict action against vehicles without pollution under control certificates. November is the worst month for air quality due to colder weather and low wind velocity. The Adampur landfill site is a major pollution source, and construction site guidelines are not being followed.

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