Due to heavy rains in Gujarat, many widened cracks and potholes have started to appear on the roads. While many roads have been washed away leading to an increase in difficulty for motorists and cyclists.
The Minister of Roads and Buildings has immediately launched a campaign to better the roads by announcing a WhatsApp number wherein the government received a total of 30 thousand complaints. Out of the complaints received, 22 thousand complaints have been disposed i.e. patchwork has been done on the roads. In the initial phase after the announcement of the government, there were about 7,000 complaints on the issue of broken roads which has now decreased up to 1,500 complaints a day.
Rain-damaged roads in Saurashtra
The highest number of road damages in the state was reported from Jamnagar, Amreli, Rajkot, Junagadh districts. So the government has not suffered any kind of economic loss but there are still day-long complaints of broken roads from some districts. So in the coming days, the government is to take steps in that direction to repair the broken roads.
In addition to the speedy patching of potholes on city roads, new roads in seven zones of Ahmedabad will be constructed in the next three months at a cost of over Rs 200 crore.
The ‘Road Repair Campaign’
In order to solve the issue, Minister for Roads and Housing Purnesh Modi had decided to launch ‘Marg Maramat Maha Abhiyan’ from October 1.
Under the repair campaign, any citizen who has road queries were appealed to send through a WhatsApp number – 9978403669. As soon as Road Building Minister Purnesh Modi posted on Facebook and Twitter, people from different parts of Gujarat started commenting on the road problems in their area.