Vashi bus depot: A promise fulfilled, but more to complain about

Responding to Cityplus article “Potholes pedestrians’ bane too during monsoon” general manager of NMMT Jitendra Papalkar had promised to change the scenario of Vashi bus depot soon after monsoon. Accordingly as soon as monsoon ended internal roads of the depot have been recarpeted. However, there are still many complaints.
Triptesh Shetty says, “Even though we are happy that finally the road work has been done it has been done like patch work. No digging work is undertaken. Instead it was just like filling of potholes and laying of a coal tar strip on it. Temporary work is always done here and this time it is no different. We just hope that the road stays in proper condition till the end of next monsoon.”
Kesar Singh, a senior citizen of sector 28 says, “Though the big potholes in front of the bus shelter, where Bandra bus used to halt, are no longer visible, the bus shelter has been replaced with a bus stand, leaving commuters stranded to fight heat or rain”.
“Also, on the road opposite to Meghraj Theatre footpath is there only till the point where public toilet starts. If the facelift was undertaken then why was the entire footpath not built?” adds Rajan.
Jitendar Papalkar responds, “We had called tender for redevelopment of roads only and the same was completed as soon as the monsoon ended. We will take care of anything else that remains to be done”.


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