The Corporation has allocated ₹10 crores to repair roads damaged due to various civic works.
What’s it about? Civic infrastructure projects like metro construction and stormwater drain have taken their toll on several roads. The monsoon didn’t help matters. The Corporation has allocated money to repair them, including filling potholes.
- Of the 34,000 roads in the city, more than 9,000 uneven patches or potholes have been identified. So far, work is complete at 6,800 locations.
- Some stretches in PS Sivasamy Salai and Gopalapuram First Street needed to be repaired before the monsoon. As the rains started, their conditions worsened.
Solutions: Citizens can call 1913 to register complaints. The roads are laid every five years. They’re milled before being laid again. A cold mix is used to temporarily fill potholes and cracks. Once the weather improves, a hot mix will be used as a long-term solution.