India Against Corruption to battle against potholes problem

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Mumbai, Sept 11: After a successful campaign in favour of Jan Lokpal bill along with Anna Hazare, Indian Against Corruption (IAC) have now decided to take up the never ceasing problem of potholes in Mumbai roads.

Sources said that the desperate people of the city have been questioning the corruption over road contracts in the city. In response to the frustration of people, India Against Corruption has strongly taken up the issue of potholes and has also been filing RTIs to seek why the repairs are not done in a regular basis.

"We have 12 zones in Mumbai, each zone will identify bad roads in the area and file RTIs on when was the contract given and to whom it was given," said Mayank Gandhi of IAC.

Meanwhile, the RTIs asked the detail report on road construction, repairs, grant of contracts and legal measures adopted against corrupt contractors. IAC also plans to access quality specification of constructed roads by collecting the sample of roads which is to be sent to labs from within and outside the state.

Sources also said that crores have been spent this year to repair potholes. The issue has even been discussed in the state assembly but nothing has improved. The civic authority has said that they are helpless that nothing can be done until the rains stop.

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