The Bombay High Court today said that the financially affluent Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) should spend money for the good of the public and do something for the citizens regarding potholed roads in the city. A division bench of Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice Madhav Jamdar directed BMC commissioner Iqbal Chahal to meet someday next week. The court was hearing petitions on the condition of roads in Mumbai and other places in the state and the increasing number of deaths due to potholed roads.
The court said, “We want Mr Chahal to come and meet us at his convenience someday next week. Till then, he will have to get the survey work of 20 worst roads in Mumbai done through his officers.” Justice Dutta said that when he came here in 2020 after his appointment as the Chief Justice, he had given a discussion on similar issues. refused to hear the petition.
He said, “At that time I refused to be heard saying that the condition of Mumbai’s roads is still relatively good. But now after two years the situation has changed.” He said, “I don’t travel much in Mumbai like other people, but you see the condition of the road in front of my house (in South Mumbai) where many VIPs live. . I cannot say that come and fix the road outside my house.
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