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Mumbai: New potholes to be monitored by Google mapping, satellite imaging

The affidavit was filed while the court was hearing a suo-motu public interest litigation highlighting the recurring problem of potholes in the city during monsoon.

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Mumbai: New potholes to be monitored by Google mapping, satellite imaging
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An affidavit filed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) before the Bombay High Court on Monday, states that it will employ scientific methods like Google Mapping and satellite imaging to monitor potholes that surface during monsoon in the city.

The affidavit, filed by Arun Nadagoudr, Chief Engineer (Roads and Traffics), states, "The issue regarding preparedness to utilise scientific methods, has been discussed and the same will be complied."

The affidavit was filed while the court was hearing a suo-motu public interest litigation highlighting the recurring problem of potholes in the city during monsoon. It also states that constitution of a single authority to lodge complaints can be started by the state government. The corporation has on its part started a helpline and citizens can also lodge complaints online and in writing and on mobile app.

It is further said that the civic body will prepare appropriate scientific plan for 2019 monsoon to tackle the perennial potholes related issues and bad road conditions. Among it resurfacing of roads is taking on priority basis. The corporation has also decided to produce in house cold mix as permanent alternative solution for arresting formation of potholes, during monsoon season.

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