This article deals with successfully complaining about potholes, melting roads, broken footpaths and all other problems related to the road conditions in Mumbai City.
Which governmental authorities are responsible for maintenance of roads in Mumbai?
Road maintenance is the primary responsibility of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). However, there are other authorities who also are responsible for maintenance of roads (carriage-ways).
- Mumbai Port Trust
- Various Public-Private Partnerships
How does a citizen complain about bad roads in Mumbai?
As per the Public Notice given above, a citizen can complain to the Maharashtra Legal Services Authority (which has been appointed as the Nodal Office) in any one of the following ways:
- By email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post or hand delivery to
The Member Secretary,
Maharashtra Legal Services Authority,
105, High Court, (PWD Building), Fort, Mumbai 400032.
Is there a format for making complaints?
No there is no format for complaints.
However it would be ideal for your letter or email to contain the following details:
Subject: Bad Road Condition Complaint for ________________(Road Name or Location)
Road Location: (Location of the bad patch or where repairs are required)
MCGM Ward: (if you know the ward under which the road comes
Problem with the road: (in brief)
Road Condition: (Bad / Very Bad / Highly Dangerous etc.)
Bad Road Condition Complaint for ________________(Road Name or Location)
This road has been in this condition since over 2 years now. It appears to be worse than the surface of the moon.
Do acknowledge this complaint and kindly provide me a complaint number for follow up.
What type of complaints can be made regarding bad roads?
You can complain about any aspect related to bad road conditions, which includes:
- Broken manhole covers
- Misaligned gutters
- Unauthorized speed breakers
- Broken or damaged speed humps
- Absent or improper speed breaker signage
- Broken median or road dividers
- Uneven of out of level paver blocks
- Bad patch work for road repairs
- Melting roads
- Broken footpath or pavements
- Slippery road
- Excessive gradient
- Broken bridges
How effective is this mechanism for complaining about bad roads?
As of December 2017, this mechanism for road complaints is extremely effective as the whole complaint process is monitored by the Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority. Hence all responses have to be given in a time bound and systematic manner.
What is Suo Motu PIL No. 71 of 2013 of the Bombay High Court?
Suo Motu PIL No. 71 of 2013 was a Public Interest Litigation which the High Court instituted on its own, without any particular citizen or aggrieved party coming forward to complain about the bad road conditions specifically.
Here is a list of recent orders in the matter:8-11-2017
This article is being constantly updated.