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[Mumbai potholes] Road outside my residence is also bad: Chief Justice Dipankar Datta

In the hearing today, Thakker pointed out that even after over 4 years of passing of the order, the authorities failed to take any steps towards compliance.

The bad condition of the roads were causing accidents and even deaths of citizens, he alleged.

Senior Advocate Anil Sakhare, appearing for Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), pointed out that BMC had tended to 29,215 potholes between April to August 2022. He added that all necessary precautionary measures were being taken by the office which included spending ₹50 lakh for filling potholes and ₹1.5 crores for preventive maintenance.

CJ Datta quipped that being one of the richest civic authority, it could very well utilise money for public good.

“BMC is one of the richest corporations, having more funds than some governments. When you have money, use it for public good,” he said.

Source: Barandbench

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