BMC Claims to Have Filled 84% Potholes in Mumbai, Says 'Only 414 Potholes Left in Megacity'
BMC and potholes in Mumbai. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/PTI)

Mumbai, August 13: After the incessant rains, another cause of worry for the Mumbaikars are the potholes. As per to the surprising claims of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, only 414 potholes are remaining in the metropolitan city that needs to be filled, as they have already managed to fill 2,334 potholes, which is 84 per cent work completed.

In a recent report, published by Mumbai Mirror, the civic body claims to fill 2334 potholes, out of the received 2,648 pothole-related complaints on its app 'MCGM 24X7' since June 10. With this claim, it can be measured that BMC filled almost 84 per cent of the potholes of the financial capital. Mumbai Rains: From Barso Re Megha to Arey Re Arey, Bollywood Songs that Depict Every Monsoon Mood of Mumbaikars

Meanwhile, Mumbaikars are surprised to the data revealed by BMC as the actual ground reality contradicts it. Since citizens having no access to the pothole data and the BMC not making it public, activists too opine that there is no way to check the actual number of potholes in the city.

The data, accessed by the daily, reveals that BMC's A ward, which covers areas such as Fort, Colaba and Cuffe Parade, is left with just five potholes, while Pydhonie and Kalbadevi have one pothole remaining to be filled. Claiming to fill the potholes, during a relatively dry spell last week, a senior BMC official stated that they have filled 90 per cent of the potholes.