APC Roy Road full of potholes
Kolkata: The KMC road department is finding it difficult to carry out a major road repair operation across the city due to incessant rains. It had set an October 3 deadline to complete the repair operation.
The road wing of the civic body has identified 450 stretches of major roads and lanes of the city which need to be repaired in three weeks. According to a KMC road department official, the civic body needs a drought to start the repair process.
“We have started the campaign in small streets and alleys. But we need at least 72 hours of dry spell to repair a large part of the main road. We are in touch with the Alipore Meteorological Office and as per their advice will simultaneously carry out road repair operations in North and South Kolkata,” said a senior KMC official associated with the drive.
As part of a preparedness plan, the KMC has constituted a city-wise team to oversee the major road repair drive. While engineers from KMC Roads and Civil Engineering Department will be assigned to oversee repair of roads in Boroughs I, II and III in large areas including Kosipore, Belgachia, Ultadanga, Aurobindo Sarani, Hatibagan, APC Roy Road, RG Kar Road. The civic officials of Baghbazar, Boroughs IV, V and VI will be responsible for overseeing the repair operation at Chittaranjan Avenue, MG Road, Burabazar, Bidhan Sarani, SN Banerjee Road, College Street, BB Ganguly Street among others.
Engineers from Boroughs VII, VIII, IX and X will be assigned to oversee repair operations in large areas of South Kolkata, including Bhawanipore, Alipore, Harish Mukherjee Road, Rashbehari Avenue, New Alipore, Deshapran Sasmal Road, Anwar Shah Road, Gariahat. Road included. , NSC Bose Road and Raja Subodh Malik Road.
Civic officials from additional areas such as Garden Reach, Metiabruz, Kiddarpur, Behala, Garia, Jadavpur and large areas located off the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass will oversee the repair operation that begins later this week.