1. Spot pothole on Maharashtra highways and get Rs 1,000: PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil

Spot pothole on Maharashtra highways and get Rs 1,000: PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil

Spot a pothole on the state highways in Maharashtra after December 15 and earn Rs 1,000 in reward, state Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Chandrakant Patil announced today.

By: | Mumbai | Published: November 25, 2016 1:17 AM
Patil said PWD officials have already launched a pilot project of Jet Patcher where machines are used for speedy filling of potholes. (PTI) Patil said PWD officials have already launched a pilot project of Jet Patcher where machines are used for speedy filling of potholes. (PTI)

Spot a pothole on the state highways in Maharashtra after December 15 and earn Rs 1,000 in reward, state Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Chandrakant Patil announced today.

“The priority is to repair the existing roads with the help of machines. I have asked the PWD officials to work harder and ensure that there is no pothole on the roads from December 15. If someone spots a pothole, we will reward the person with Rs 1,000,” he told reporters after holding a review meeting with the officials.

Patil said PWD officials have already launched a pilot project of Jet Patcher where machines are used for speedy filling of potholes.

“The roads are damaged more in Konkan and Marathwada divisions, chiefly because of the excess rainfall. There are some areas where the rainfall received is as high as 152 per cent of the average rainfall during the monsoon season. Due to such extraordinary rainfall, the roads are bound to be damaged and hence, people are facing inconvenience,” he said.

The minister said the PWD department had a target of 46,000 kms over the next two years in terms of road construction and maintenance.

“Some (roads) will be repaired, while others will be constructed and expanded. Around 20,000 kms of roads in the state are going to be repaired, including state highways, major district roads and other rural roads. Rural roads have been damaged more by the rains…It’s the biggest network in the state and the quality of construction is not as good as the state highways.

“Of the total project of 46,000 kms, 20,000 kms will be repaired, while 10,000 kms of new roads will be constructed. 16,000 kms of roads will be expanded. However, the expansion work will be undertaken by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI),” the minister said.

Patil said Rs 700 crore have been allocated for the expansion of the Mumbai-Goa National Highway which faced frequent traffic jams.

“The real problem is only at the patch between Panvel and Indapur. The land acquisition process is still stuck in some areas. Hence, it will take some time. There are some work orders issued for another patch between Indapur and Zarap and tenders will be announced soon,” he said.

Commenting on rural roads, which do not directly come under the PWD, the minister said there were 2,56,000 kms of such roads in the state “which are constructed and maintained by zilla parishads. There will be no shortage of funds, but the actual implementation will have to be done by the zilla parishads”.

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    M N
    Apr 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm
    waise bhi sarakari tijori sab khali hai, kahase doge? itane paise idhar denese achchha ek ek road sahi karo. faltu ka drama band karo!
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      Krishna Bhagawan
      Jan 4, 2017 at 9:04 pm
      make a facebook page people will do it for free
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        Krishna Bhagawan
        Feb 26, 2017 at 9:47 am
        i think people will do it for free if there is a easy way to do it. like an app
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          M g
          Mar 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm
          It is now March 17 and no repair work is done on karjat khopoli road via palasdari. The strech is with big pits that your entire vehicle will be submerged. What CM or the minister talk is rubbish. Why blame earlier govt. These people only talk
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            VJ
            Feb 14, 2017 at 11:25 pm
            You guys should see the road from jaheerabad Telangana to Solapur pethatic
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              ajay
              Feb 22, 2017 at 5:52 pm
              i think this can create a moral hazard where people report self made pots.
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                Amit
                Feb 5, 2017 at 10:26 am
                If I see pot on state highways, where should I inform about it ?
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                  BMT
                  Feb 17, 2017 at 7:49 am
                  Drive from Mumbai to Aurangabad and see the beautiful roads :(
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                    Deep Sea
                    Feb 13, 2017 at 1:10 am
                    This "spot the pot s on Mumbai roads" is the Biggest Joke of the century cause there are no roads but only POTS in Mumbai... BMC spent / swallowed 2500 CR on roads last year, BMC is the biggest corrupt body on the earth...
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                      Deep Sea
                      Jan 2, 2017 at 2:52 am
                      true this reward is for the families of officials of PWD, all the pot s are already recorded but the awards will definitely be given within the PWD so that the award money is siphoned out... HA...HA...HA
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                        Jay
                        Mar 11, 2017 at 4:48 am
                        Check roads from Pune to Nagpur... Less Road and Only s... Same condition for last 5 years... Politics and no help...
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                          krishna chalke
                          Jan 4, 2017 at 5:16 am
                          Sir ,with respect to you and we know you are very honest and hard working and you make your Dept.officer's to work hard and resolve the complaint as soon as possible, but sir my daughter had written to Hon.CM regarding road in alibag, Raigad and even I have send many complaints on apple sarkar but it of no use I always get reply stataing that it is resolved but road not repair they just put some stone and mud .I been to pwd office in alibag and met Dy Ex.Eng. Mr A U khobragade but he did not give proper answer so here I requst you order enquiry in this matter. Tnx
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                            Mallikarjun Iyyer
                            Mar 7, 2017 at 9:36 am
                            they are finding a start up to make the app perhaps
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                              Mallikarjun Iyyer
                              Mar 7, 2017 at 9:35 am
                              u have seen only pot s friend have you seen pond/tank s on road. The other day i found a boy asking his father if he could swim looking at a few fishermen already spread their nets. Some hippos who strain am floods have gradually feeling secure looking at the ponds in urban agglomerations and want to thank the civic authorities
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                                Andrew
                                Feb 20, 2017 at 9:14 am
                                Mr. Parrikar ( Now defence minister) had made similar announcements in Goa some years before.....Was it only bla bla bla....by Mr. P Did anyone get Rs. 1,000Are the roads without any pots now?Is a big joke.....
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                                  mayur
                                  Mar 15, 2017 at 9:59 am
                                  where do we post pictures of pots ? any link to the website or app ?
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                                    mister
                                    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:07 pm
                                    we are going to be rich
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                                      Sweety
                                      Apr 27, 2017 at 4:33 pm
                                      ha ha..so true
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                                      Bhatiye Patel
                                      Jan 2, 2017 at 2:03 pm
                                      Like demonetization lines where so many stood to convert black money of others, the corrupt mind of some start digging pots and get Rs. 1000!
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                                        Pravin jain
                                        Feb 4, 2017 at 12:16 am
                                        The situation all highways ping through Ahmednagar district is very worst.Byp road for Pune from Ahmednagar is the example of most worst road of the state.Like earlier govt.no one is ready to See the problems of Road in Ahmednagar district.
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                                          Rahul
                                          Jan 15, 2017 at 2:07 pm
                                          Mr Minister, Does this apply to all "Maharashtra" on only to roads heading to Nagpur? Ask your CM first, who is pumping state money to build toll free expressway to Nagpur while continuing to toll for Mumbai entry, Pune expressway, etc.Your CM talks about Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train after his high command Modi (I mean the God) is crazy to build one along Mumbai-Ahmedabad. So Modi's plan is to create obstacles to Mumbai's financial centre and start (shift) the stock exchange to Gujarat. Hence the rapid connection. What a noble use of w nation's tax payer's money!And Mr Francis, we are not fool to not understand your motive to develop Vidharbha (I mean Nagpur) using state funds and then separate out.
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                                            Ramesh
                                            Feb 9, 2017 at 6:52 am
                                            Inform immediately to > < . Rs.1000 will be credited to your account in the same manner Rs.15,00,000/- credited in the account of each Indian as promised during LS election
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