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Prabhat Road residents fed up with constant road digging

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 9:39am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

  • Prabhat-road-digging-pune The shoddy conditions at Prabhat Road.

Pune: Earlier, they had a trouble finding way their was through dug up roads, and now Prabhat road residents have to face further inconvenience. Local residents claimed that the earlier road repair was of no use, as the road was damaged within a fortnight and it has undergo repairs again.
The residents as well as elected representatives of the Prabhat road area have claimed that Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) did not use standard materials at the time of repairing the road, due to which it had to be repair again. 
Madhuri Sahasrabuddhe, PMC corporator from the area said, “In order to avoid repetitive road digging in the area, I had held meeting of mobile operating agencies, water supply department of PMC, MSEDCL, BSNL to co-ordinate road digging work so that these agencies do not dig up the over and over again. However, just when they completed the road digging in the area, the road was again dug up due to CCTV cable laying work.”
“After the work of cable laying got over, the contractor civic authority repaired the road but the mix which was used was not of a good quality and it could not match with the old road surface and the road was damaged again. Now within fortnight the road needed repair,” Sahasrabuddhe added. 
Residents are now fed up with constant road repair in the area. Shirish Bodhani, one of the residents of the area said, “Since last monsoon, we are witnessing constant road”-related work and there is not a single lane where road work has not been carried. Due to the constant digging, commuting in the area has become very difficult and there is a danger of major mishap.”
When contacted, Yuvraj Deshmukh, executive engineer of PMC’s road department, he admitted that there is a road repair work going on in the area, after digging complete. He said, “ Now we are in a process of converting tar roads into Cement Concrete roads so that no immediate repair will be required.”

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