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PMC Takes Swift Action to Resurface Major Roads: A Deadline of August 9 Set for Pothole Repair

The Pune Municipal Corporation's move to swiftly address the issue of potholes in 15 major roads symbolizes proactive governance and shows deep concern for the safety and comfort of the city's residents.

Pune, a bustling metropolis known for its vibrant culture and thriving IT industry, has faced persistent road maintenance challenges. The onset of monsoon has worsened the condition of the roads, leading to significant potholes and waterlogging. In an urgent and decisive response, Vikas Dhakane, the Additional Municipal Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), has enforced strict orders for the resurfacing of potholes on 15 major roads in the city.

The 15 major roads targeted

The roads targeted for immediate action include:

  1. Nagar Road
  2. Solapur Road
  3. Magarpatta Road
  4. Pashan Road
  5. Baner Road
  6. Sangamwadi Road
  7. Airport Road
  8. Karve Road
  9. Paud Road
  10. Satara Road
  11. Sinhagad Road
  12. Bibwewadi Road
  13. North Main Road
  14. Ganeshkhind Road
  15. Bajirao Road

The importance of these roads: a perspective

These roads are not just pathways but lifelines of the city. As Dhakane stated, “Around 95% of Pune’s commuters use at least one of the 15 major roads for daily traveling.” Isn’t it vital then, that these paths be kept in top condition? The analogy can be drawn to the human circulatory system; just as arteries must be free from blockages to support life, so must the city’s major roads be smooth to support the flow of daily life.

The urgency of the matter

With heavy rains lashing the city in the last two weeks of July, the number of potholes has spiked dramatically. Motorists, especially bikers, are struggling to navigate the treacherous roads. Imagine trying to traverse a minefield daily; that’s how the daily commute feels for many Punekars. The urgency of the matter can’t be understated.

The public’s relief

The people of Pune will find solace in this decisive action. After all, don’t we all want our daily commutes to be smooth and our vehicles to be free from damage? The assurance from PMC that the work will be fast-tracked and completed by August 9 will no doubt be a sigh of relief for many.

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