Ahmedabad: Potholes are a significant worry as they could prompt different mishaps. In the stormy season, streets get topped off with water, and the drivers can’t sort out the potholes, prompting more mishaps. To keep its inhabitants safe and give a smooth travel insight, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) uncovered that between July 1 and September 24, it had fixed around 16,000 potholes on different roads.
According to the corporation, the most potholes were found in Ghatlodia, Thaltej, Gota, Bodakdev, Chandkheda, and Bopal in the city’s west zone.
North zone came second in the list of having the most number of potholes. The areas include Sardarnagar, Krishnagar, Saijpur, Naroda, and Kubernagar, which was followed by the east zone.
Hitesh Barot, the chairman of the AMC standing committee, told TOI that the corporation had repaired most of the potholes in different areas, but still, a few hundred are left.
Out of the total 16,056 potholes present in the city, the AMC had managed to repair 15,842 of the lot found in the July-September period.
The left 214 potholes would be repaired as soon as possible. AMC found that around 277 potholes were on bridges in the city.
The holes were fixed using wet-mix, cold-mix, jet patcher, and hot mix repair techniques.
A week ago, Purnesh Modi, the newly appointed roads and buildings department minister, had asked his officials to come with a solution to fix the large concerning number of potholes in the city.
Modi told TOI that he had reviewed the large potholes and more than 1 lakh of roads, especially those damaged after the monsoon. Now, the citizens could directly be in touch with the department and raise their complaints. A system has been formulated where the travelers could directly share the photo of the potholes and the location on WhatsApp or other social media with the team. A set of engineers would be sent to the required location to fix the hole in the shortest possible time. As the pothole gets fixed, the complainant would be alerted about it, he added.