High Court had issued strict stricture about the quality of roads and the need for a guarantee of five years for pothole free ride on the roads of the Mumbai city. Road scam continues to give nightmare to the road users and it is taking heavy toll of human lives also due to series of accidents involving pot holes and craters. The main problem with BMC is that they do stop gap work and none of the work undertaken on the eve of monsoon rains appears half done and require recurrence of repairs during the wet months. The road contractors flourish but the roads reflect poor picture of the spade work done in this regard. It is notable that the potholes have been surfaced on flyover, water logging observed in subways and craters found in Expressway all to the misery of road user. It is very difficult to navigate through these corridors and find an easy way to reach office or home. Road users travel through high risk pockets and the traffic police is trying to plug the holes whereas the contractors continue to do the poor work and get their pay packet without an objection. Road scam is posing a greater problem in the daily life of people in the metro city and HC has issued strict orders relating to the safety of road users and the pothole menace.
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