Congress to organize a ‘pothole exhibition’ in Mumbai

Congress to organize a 'pothole exhibition' in Mumbai
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Congress party workers will be organizing a ‘pothole exhibition’ in the city in a bid to expose the corrupt practises adopted by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) officials while awarding road contracts.

Congress MLA Nitesh Rane has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Mumbai guardian minister Subhash Desai, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, MCGM chief and other senior officials of the BMC, inviting them for the exhibition on July 12.

The exhibition titled ‘Potholes in Mumbai or Mumbai in Potholes’ will be held at the Press Club on Mahapalika Marg.

“What is the (use of) MCGM spending hundreds of crore on road works if they cannot solve the problem of potholes in the city? The MCGM had recently claimed that Mumbai has only 66 potholes. Thus the idea to bust their claim,” Nitesh told media.

“In a day of our inspection, we found there were more than 450 potholes. So to open the eyes of Mumbaikars and expose the deceit and corruption of people, we have organised a potholes exhibition, where we will display pictures bearing the name of the area they are situated in, plus the corporator representing the area,” he added.

Rane, highlighted that while the BJP and Shiv Sena are extremely keen on winning the BMC elections, neither has come forth and taken ownership of any irregularities. He further alleged that there are multiple underdeveloped roads in areas under their corporators.

“There is severe corruption here. Before the MCGM goes to polls next year, citizens need to be told the truth, which is beyond big promises,” he concluded.

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