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Report potholes, win money

Terms and conditions: According to BMC, the pothole must be at least one-foot wide and three inches deep.

Terms and conditions: According to BMC, the pothole must be at least one-foot wide and three inches deep.   | Photo Credit: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

BMC plans to launch new scheme to improve city roads

In a move aimed at improving the condition of roads in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to give a ₹500 cash prize to citizens if a pothole reported by them is not filled within 24 hours by the civic staff.

However, the pothole reported by the citizens should be at least one foot in diameter and three inches deep, a civic official said on Thursday.

“To improve the condition of roads in the city, the BMC is planning to hand over a token prize to the complainants if a pothole reported by them is not filled within 24 hours by the ward officials and civic team. Maintenance of roads is the responsibility of the BMC,” he said.

“This prize could be up to ₹500, but the pothole reported by the citizens has to be at least one foot in length and three inches deep,” the official said.

A number of citizens have been filing complaints about potholes ever since the MyBMC Pothole Fixit app was launched nearly a month ago.

This app allows users to register pothole-related complaints in all of BMC’s administrative wards.

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Printable version | Feb 27, 2020 6:40:42 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/report-potholes-win-money/article29850303.ece

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