Near Balaji Vishwa Society Pune, the road had accumulated numerous pits, puddles, and pool-sized potholes.
The PCMC received complaints from the locals and the Chikhli-Moshi-Charholi Pimpri-Chinchwad Society Federation regarding the road’s appalling condition, which made it impossible for locals to commute.
The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) repaired Shiv Road in Moshi on Tuesday while the bitumen work will be completed once the rain stops after Hindustan Times highlighted the plight of citizens in a September 9 news article titled, “Pool-sized potholes on PCMC roads, residents demanding repair for over a year.”
For more than a year, the three-kilometer-long, 18-meter-wide Shiv Road, which connects Moshi to Dehu gaon and numerous other communities, was in poor shape. The area close to Balaji Vishwa Society had accumulated several ditches, puddles, and potholes the size of swimming pools. The PCMC received complaints from the locals and the Chikhli-Moshi-Charholi Pimpri-Chinchwad Society Federation regarding the road’s appalling condition, which made it impossible for locals to commute.
Shiv Road in Moshi was renovated as a result of the HT news article, according to Sanjeevan Sangale, chairman of the Federation. “The enormous craters where rainwater had accumulated were cleaned out. The potholes were later covered with gravel. The majority of the ditches and potholes on this route have been filled. We are glad that the work has been done because it puts commuters and residents in danger. However, contractors who perform such subpar work and misuse public funds should be held accountable, he said.
According to PCMC route Department junior engineer Anil Gadade, the entire route is now free of potholes and trenches. “The lack of a stormwater line on the road caused rainwater to collect on the road. Rainwater clogged the drainage pipes on Shiv Road. This caused even more damage to the road, which resulted in huge potholes,’ he claimed.
Gadade claimed that originally they cleared the clogged drainage line and removed the water that had gathered in the potholes. “Modified Penetration Macadam (MPM) was originally used to fill the potholes, and gravel was then added afterwards. We’ll use bitumen to resurface the road after the rain stops, he said.
Source- Hindustan times