Deputy Commissioner Subodh Yadav on Thursday asked the Mangalore City Corporation to prepare a time-bound plan at the earliest for maintenance of select roads by sponsors.

Presiding over a meeting here, Mr. Yadav suggested that once a road was developed, its maintenance for at least three years could be given to a sponsor. The sponsor agency would have to fill potholes, maintain footpaths, streetlights and the median, he said.

“We can implement the plan on an experimental basis on select roads,'' he said. A corporation official told the meeting that 25 roads could selected for the purpose. Mr. Yadav asked the civic body to paint the medians and mark zebra crossing soon.