BMC to carry out Rs 430 crore road work in Mhada layouts | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: BMC will soon carry out road work worth Rs 430 crore in Mhada layouts across Mumbai. The roads will be repaired by BMC after several years as BMC stopped repairing roads in these enclaves after Mhada was notified as a planning authority in 2017. Most Mhada layouts are in the western and eastern suburbs.
“Since the state government has directed BMC to provide civic amenities and infrastructure in these layouts, we are going ahead with work. These will be major and minor roads, in concrete and asphalt,” said P Velrasu, additional municipal commissioner (projects).
Pending road work will be cleared soon. In fact, proposals for work worth Rs 1,200 crore will be tabled before the standing committee soon for approval. “We will also carry out other road work worth Rs 750 crore in the next few months,” Velrasu said.
The state government recently issued a directive to BMC to take up responsibility and upgrade infrastructure and civic amenities, like laying roads and sewage lines in Mhada colonies in Vikhroli, Bandra, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Goregaon and Andheri. These colonies were long deprived of BMC facilities as Mhada has been designated an independent planning authority by state government.
Officials said there are over 50 such colony layouts in Mumbai that are home to lakhs of residents.
BMC was recently under fire for Rs 1,200 road work projects in the city starting October 2021 was kept pending. Officials had said that as the volume of work was huge, they want to moderate it and decide which need to be taken up on priority. But Opposition party corporators had alleged that BMC was spending “lavishly” on large projects while essential road work was ignored.
“Mhada colony residents have suffered due to poor roads. BMC must not give them bad roads like the rest of the city,” said corporator Vinod Mishra (BJP).


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