Mumbai Municipal Corporation Repairs 15,000 Potholes In Just 30 Days
In just one month, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) repaired over 15,000 potholes. On August 14, the BMC said, 22,988 road craters have been filled, especially in Andheri West, which remained the most affected by potholes. Due to the monsoon weather, Mumbai roads were filled with potholes, causing water logging areas. The work has been done with the tender of Rs 7 crores, for better roads, ahead of the Civic elections.
Tags: Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation , Roads, potholes, Civic Body Elections
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Bombay HC Halts Construction Of Uran Bypass Road, Considering Affect On Livelihood Of Fishermen
The 11-meter wide Uran Bypass Road in Uran Koliwada has been halted by Bombay High Court. Maharashtra government was strongly chastised by HC for neglecting to perform an adequate survey before embarking on the project, despite the fact that it would harm the livelihood of fishermen. The petition was brought by 134 fishermen who used the site for fishing. The petitioners claim the bypass will jeopardize their customary fishing rights.
Tags: Fishermen, Bombay High Court, uran bypass, construction, Roads
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
Roads Blockage, Water-Power Supply Disruption Due To Heavy Snowfall: HP
After being hit by a heavy snowfall in HP, several roads, including four national highways were closed, while several power and water supply schemes disrupted. As per State Disaster Management Authority's data, 731 roads were closed, 1,467 power-and-water supply schemes were disrupted. Moreover, 3220 electricity supply schemes were also disrupted, out of which 1,955 were restored. Meanwhile, dense fog witnessed & temperature in Shimla… read-more
Tags: snowfall, Heavy Snowfall, Himachal Pradesh, Power supply, Roads
Srinagar-Jammu Highway Blocked Due To Landslides & Shooting Stones
Srinagar-Jammu national highway on January 23 has been blocked due to landslides and shooting stones triggered by the prevailing inclement weather in Jammu & Kashmir region, said the officials. Besides that, Mughal road, Sinthan road, and Srinagar-Sonamarg to Gumri road also remains shut due to the accumulation of snow. Earlier, passenger Light Motor Vehicles were allowed by the authorities along the Srinagar-Jammu national highway.
Tags: Roads, J&K, national highway, snowfall, bad weather
Courtesy: Greater Kashmir
3 Persons Killed In Road Accident Due To Fog: Rajasthan
At least three people have lost their lives in a road accident at Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan on January 20. Reportedly, two trucks collided due to heavy fog, resulting the death of truck drivers and a helper. A police official has said that one of the drivers was identified as Ramachandra Jat, while the other driver and the helper are yet to be identified.
Tags: India, Roads, Road accident, Death, Drivers
Jammu-Srinagar Highway & Other Roads Closes Amid Landslide, Mudslide
Following landslides, mudslides and shooting stones at some places, 270-km Jammu-Srinagar highway, which connects Kashmir with the outside world, remained closed, said officials on January 6. The 'efforts to restore the traffic' are underway, as authorities were clearing snow accumulations. Other roads include, Mughal road, Srinagar-Leh highway, & Sinthan road also remained closed due to snow accumulation.
Tags: J&K, snow, Suspension, Highway, Roads
Flights Delayed, Roads Shut Amid Snowfall In Kashmir
Several roads in far-off areas of Kashmir closed, while flights were delayed at Srinagar airport, after Kashmir valley received fresh snowfall. An official has said that Srinagar recorded rain and snowfall of 7.1 mm since overnight till morning of January 4. Notably, Kashmir valley is currently under the grip of 40 day long harsh period of winter, which will be followed by a 20 day long "Chilla Baccha".
Tags: kashmir, snowfall, rains, Flights, Roads
Sonamarg-Zojila Road Closes Due To Snowfall In Kashmir
The Sonamarg-Zojila road in Kashmir has been closed by authorities on January 3, after upper reaches of Ganderbal district received fresh snowfall. Keeping in view slippery condition and fresh snowfall, Sonamarg-Zojila road has been closed as a precautionary measure, an official said. The officials in the district have said that men and machinery are on job to restore traffic.
Tags: Travel, kashmir, snowfall, Roads, Suspended
Courtesy: Kashmir News Observer
BBMP Plans New Rule; Agency That Digs Up Road Will Rebulid: Bengaluru
BBMP intends to implement a regulation requiring the agency that dug up the road to restore it. Currently, agencies need to get permission from the BBMP to dig up roads and pay a fee to cover restoration costs. Reportedly, The new regulation will increase transparency in the operation. Srinivas Alavilli of Janaagraha stated BBMP should also penalize entities who fail to repair roads within the specified time period.
Tags: bengaluru, BBMP, Roads, New Law, rebuild
Courtesy: The Times Of India
BMC Spends Rs 21,000 On Repair, Maintenance and Construction Of Roads: RTI
Replying to Andheri MLA Ameet Satam's Right to Information (RTI) plea, the civic body has reported that Birhanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has spent a total of Rs 21,000 crores on the repair, maintenance, and construction of new roads in the last 24 years. Most of the money was spent between 2013-2014 which amounts to Rs 3,201 crore. “Bad roads are among the most pressing problems in this city,” said Satam.