GHMC fills up potholes in Hyderabad

Mon 05 Aug 2019, 12:51:36
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has intensified the repairs and patchworks on the damaged road stretches across the city.

To begin with, the municipal corporation is taking up pothole filling works and repair works on major thoroughfares and will be intensified once the rains recede.

Due to incessant rains since last three days, over 980 stretches were damaged and nearly 4000 potholes surfaced on different roads across the city. The civic body is taking up the emergency patchworks and repairs with a cost of Rs 50 crore.

Most of these works were taken up on Saturday night and during early hours of Sunday to avoid inconvenience to motorists. Officials claimed most of the potholes on the main thoroughfares were filled to ensure free flow of traffic during weekdays.

Instructions were issued to officials to float one-day tenders and execute the repair works and complete pothole filing works at the earliest. Pothole filling is being taken up by 150 monsoon emergency teams. 

These teams are working round-the-clock in three shifts. All these works are monitored by the municipal corporation’s vigilance wing and senior officials.

In view of continuous rains, Shelmac and road bond BT mix are being supplied to the teams in bags so that they can execute the works effectively.

Sharing the pictures of patchworks on Punjagutta flyover, Khairthabad Zone Commissioner Musharraf Ali Faruqui tweeted “Team GHMC fixing potholes using adhesive BT mix at various locations in the city. Though long spell of rain makes the task pretty challenging, timely intervention is being done by the GHMC engineers”.

Earlier in the day, GHMC Commissioner, M Dana Kishore inspected the repair works at Qutbullapur, Suchitra Junction, Chintal, Balanagar, Miyapur and other areas. “If the rains recede, all the potholes will be filled up by evening,” he said. Meanwhile, following the rains in last few days, there has been heavy inflow of water into Hussain Sagar from upstream. According to GHMC officials, the water level in the lake on Sunday was 513.37 metres against the full tank level of 513.41 metres.

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