30mm rain fell in a span of two hours on Thursday evening . Nashik Municipal Corporation officials said 15-20% of the potholes it had temporarily repaired were missing .
NASHIK: Following the 30mm rain that fell in a span of two hours on Thursday evening, many city roads have been resurfaced.Following Thursday's rain, Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) officials said 15-20% of the potholes it had temporarily repaired were missing.The potholes have been patched in important highways like College Road, Peth Road, Jail Road, and Untawadi, as well as some other thorougfares in Cidco in Nashik Road division.Two divisions of Cidco and Nashik Road had a large number of potholes.The condition of the roads has worsened, according to Abhishek Kale, a city resident, as the potholes have resurfaced after the rains, as a result of the NMC administration's temporary work.I'm not sure why the NMC spends money on temporary filling up potholes with macadam and murum that are washed away again in the rain.Instead, the NMC should focus on using advanced methods for filling potholes during rain, according to Kale.An NMC official said that as it was impossible to use tar to repair roads during rain, the use of a granular sub-base was used as a temporary measure. However, as the recent rains showed, we had to stop tarring work.Once the rain stops, we will continue to patch the potholes with tar, according to the official.The NMC administration has made a contribution of Rs30 crore to repair road defects that arise during the rainy season.Following a seven-day halt, the city saw heavy rainfall that resulted in waterlogging and traffic jams on Thursday. Waterlogging was detected on Gangapur Road, College Road, and Saraf Bazaar, among other places.The rainwater accumulated in the lower-lying areas around Kannamwar Bridge.