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Mumbai roads in bad shape because residents are tolerant: HC

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Thursday said a "high level of tolerance" displayed by residents has allowed the local civic body to be apathetic towards the poor condition of roads.

A division bench of N H and Justice N M Jamdar expressed displeasure over the (BMC) ignoring its orders on the issue of potholes and bad condition of roads in the metropolis.

The bench noted that till date the civic body has failed to comply with several court orders on the matter.

The court was hearing a bunch of petitions about increasing number of accidents and deaths of motorists due to pothole-ridden roads in the city.

"We do not see compliance in major issues," said.

The authorities seem to have a "very insensitive approach", he said.

"Providing good roads to its citizens is the basic duty and courtesy of the civic body," he added.

The court said monsoon will soon arrive in the city and before that the corporation should be ready with its plans for disaster management, and other problems encountered during rains.

"It is not that the corporation is not aware of all these issues and what steps should be taken, but they (BMC) also know that people here tolerate everything," observed.

"The tolerance level of people of this city is very high. They will tolerate this too," he added.

BMC said the corporation has taken several steps to address the issue of bad roads and potholes.

The court later posted the petitions for further hearing next week.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 18:31 IST