IIT Bombay inspects quality of the Concrete Road
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News in Brief: IIT Bombay calls in to check quality of MBMC’s poor UTWT & concrete roads

MBMC Commissioner Dr Vijay Rathod has asked Indian Institute of Technology IIT Bombay to inspect the quality of road works at various places in MBMC. MBMC has given these roads to private contractors for construction. On Thursday, the team of IIT Bombay visited many places where works are in progress. 

To get rid of recurring potholes and more durability, the Public Works Department (PWD) has come up with the idea. They started using cement-concrete (CC) and later switched over to Ultra-Thin White Topping (UTWT) roads. This is a cost-effective and durable technique for developing roads in the twin-city.

However, MBMC received many complaints about substandard work and cracks developing on these newly constructed roads. So, municipal commissioner Dr Vijay Rathod had requested the IIT to inspect the road construction sites. He also asked to test the quality of material along with checking other parameters.

After 18 years of its formation, boundaries of MBMC and BMC yet to be determined

After 18 years of the formation of Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), the boundary with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has not been determined by both the municipal corporations yet. Due to the lack of physical boundary between BMC and MBMC, the security threat to both the municipal corporations exists.

Police limits between Kashimira (Mira Road) and Dahisar (Mumbai) have also been disputed with it. However, land mafias, also take advantage of this thing and destroy the mangroves and wetlands. They filled the debris and creates the slums on the government land.

In this regard, Corporators of BMC and MBMC had written to state government. However, yet no action in this matter has been taken. Freshly, Shiv Sena corporator in BMC Sheetal Mhatre has initiated the matter. She wrote a letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray and requested him to interfere in this disputed boundaries and solve it.

“By the order of the CM Thackeray, Ward Officer and MLA Vilas Potnis inspected the premises. They also discussed the border issues and protection of the CRZ, Mangroves and wetland,” informed Sheetal Mhatre.