With chief minister Eknath Shinde issuing a order for all Mumbai roads to be concretized in two years, the BMC may need to considerably increase financial allocations for the work.
Construction of concrete roads while 20% costlier than tarmac are known to be more durable.
In the 2022-23 civic budget, the BMC had allocated about Rs 2,200 crore for improving roads.
A 10.5% increase would mean an additional Rs 231 crore. BMC has under its jurisdiction 2,039 km of roads, of which it has already concretized 1,400 km.