Several Potholes in Mumbai’s Santacruz Road, BMC Must Act Quick

Three days after The Quint’s report, BMC has fixed the potholes on the road.

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Mumbai’s Santacruz Road is full of huge potholes.
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There are close to 100 small and big potholes on the Santacruz SV road in Mumbai that I witnessed myself two days ago. From Poddar School towards Milan Subway signal, the entire road is ridden with potholes.

While travelling from Andheri, it was raining and I came across not just small, but huge potholes that are very dangerous for motorists, especially during the rainy season.

A hug pothole I spotted on the road.
A hug pothole I spotted on the road.
(Photo Courtesy: Mushtaq Ansari)
The state of the entire road is pathetic.
The state of the entire road is pathetic.
(Photo Courtesy: Mushtaq Ansari)

On the same road is a Kashibai Hospital. There are these huge potholes right outside it, which is a matter of grave concern as there are cars, auto rickshaws and buses passing by which can lead to an accident. Someone on a motorcycle going by the same road is even more at risk.

I have tweeted to the BMC to fix these at the earliest.
I have tweeted to the BMC to fix these at the earliest.
(Photo Courtesy: Mushtaq Ansari)
To add to the problem, metro construction work is also underway in the area. The vehicles go over bumps multiple times which often breaks their suspensions.

After taking these visuals, we sent it across to BMC on Twitter, requesting them to fix them on an urgent basis, but we have not received any reply yet.

The condition of the road is not safe for motorists.
The condition of the road is not safe for motorists.
(Photo Courtesy: Mushtaq Ansari)

I just hope there is no major accident because of these potholes.

The manholes are a great danger, too.
The manholes are a great danger, too.
(Photo Courtesy: Mushtaq Ansari)

BMC’s Response to The Quint

Vinayak Vispute, BMC Assistant Commissioner, Santacruz West, told The Quint, “Whenever we get any complaints, we begin the work on potholes immediately. I am telling my maintenance team about these potholes in Santacruz and will tell them to attend it.”

Potholes Fixed in 3 Days

Three days after publishing this story on the issue of potholes in Mumbai’s Santacruz SV road by ‘pothole warrior’ Ansari, the BMC has fixed the potholes on the road.

Ansari told The Quint, “We had been trying for several days. We had even reached out to the authorities to take action but no one paid any heed. As I stated earlier, the potholes were huge and dangerous.”

He continued, “After The Quint’s coverage, HW ward has fixed the entire road today.”

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