Taking advantage of the dry spell, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Tuesday swung into action and repaired as many as 40 roads across the city. The executive engineers (civil engineering department) set out early from borough offices with the road-repair gang and started the repair work early on Tuesday on a war-footing.
The KMC teams concentrated on bad roads that primarily lead to some reputable south Kolkata pandals and repaired stretches at Kidderpore, Alipore, Chetla, Bhowanipore, New Alipore, Selimpur (Jodhpur Park) and Tollygunge in the south. Kolkata traffic police had identified the roads and requested KMC to repair them before Mahalaya. “We have repaired many stretches in south Kolkata. Besides doing a patchwork as suggested by the cops, we also conducted repair drive according to a list that has been prepared borough-wise by our executive engineers,” said a KMC roads department official.
In the north, the patchwork wa continued till late into the night along Beliaghata Main Road, Indra Biswas Road, Chittaranjan Avenue and APC Roy Road, among others. “If the dry spell continues for a few more days, the civic body would be in a position to cover all stretches in and around pandals that draw the maximum crowd,” said a KMC civil engineering department official.
However, the KMC officials are keeping their fingers crossed over some stretches of EM Bypass or Diamond Harbour Road. Similarly, roads in the Port area are also keeping the civic body on tenterhooks. “We will repair roads in the Port area. But we can’t do anything about EM Bypass or DH Road. We can at best help KMDA or PWD in repairing some worst stretches,” said a KMC roads department official.
Source: Times of India