PMC to Utilize Asphalt Technology for Pre-Monsoon Pothole Filling in Pune

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In a determined effort to rid Pune city of potholes, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is adopting innovative asphalt technology to address the issue before the onset of the monsoon season.

PMC is following in the footsteps of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which successfully utilized a similar method last year to fill scrappy patches ahead of the monsoon. By employing this proactive approach, the civic body aims to ensure the city remains pothole-free during the rainy season.

To implement this strategy, the PMC recently conducted a test of the asphalt technology in the city. Having faced criticism in the past for poor road conditions during the rainy season, the PMC has allocated Rs 111.16 crores to carry out the resurfacing of 51 km of roads before the monsoon arrives.

During the demonstration, the contractor showcased how the innovative technology would effectively fill potholes, even in adverse weather conditions. The experiment took place near the PMC building, specifically under the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj bridge.

With the goal of providing smoother and safer roads for residents, PMC is taking proactive measures to tackle the issue of potholes head-on. By harnessing the power of asphalt technology, the civic body is making significant strides towards a pothole-free Pune, ensuring a more comfortable and hassle-free driving experience for its citizens.