Mumbai's 652 newly-constructed roads have only 52 potholes, SGS India private Ltd, a Switzerland - based third party auditor, has stated in its report submitted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. According to the report, it found only 52 potholes, which disturbed just a fraction — 0.028 per cent — of the total area of roads built by contractors under its supervision.
How ever, civic officials said the BMC was studying the report and could not confirm its veracity. This is the first such study conducted on the state of roads built in the last two years under private, third party supervision. However, the civic body, inexplicably, has discontinued the practice of appointing third-party auditors for supervising the city’s roads.
Aside from these 52 potholes, there are 28,181 potholes on Mumbai roads built without supervision. The report also found that 202 roads had been disturbed by trenches dug for various utilitylaying purposes by private companies and civic departments.