Four Aurangabad roads to be ‘white-topped’

December 7, 2013



AURANGABAD: The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) today declared that it would reconstruct four main roads in the city with the help of ‘white topping’ technology. Mayor Kala Oza said that work on roads between – Kranti Chowk and Paithan Gate; Gade Chowk and SCC Board; Lemon Tree hotel and Jalgaon Road; and the road between SBI on Jalgaon Road and Central Naka would soon begin. “We have already called tenders for the job and it will be opened in two to three days,” she said.Oza also said that the civic body would announce names of three more roads to be built with this new technology. In addition to this, under the first phase, the civic body will begin repairing of seven roads using conventional (black topping) technology. Names of these roads are yet to be finalised.

The cash-strapped AMC had recently said that it would spend Rs 30 crore on road repairing in two phases. Oza said that the second phase will begin within the next two months.

Executive engineer in the civic body, Silkander Ali, said, “White topping technology is quite common in cities like Mumbai and Pune and roads built with this technology do not develop potholes for more than 15 years after construction.”

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