The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has been facing severe backlash over its negligence in fixing the situation of roads and potholes across the city before the monsoon, which escalated issues for commuters during the excess rain that the city received this year.
However, as per IMD's latest reports, the GHMC has now stepped up its workforce and is speeding up repair works before the second spell of rain that is expected to arrive next week. The GHMC, the south zone, engineering wing have started a unique project where GHMC will repair potholes and damaged roads through High Strength Fibre Glass Tape technology.
The GHMC explained that they used the same repair technology to fix the streets near High Court and took this concept from Bengaluru. The method is also known as Road Rakshak Patch, which set a vast pothole and will be used for all future works. Superintending Engineer of Projects from the GHMC South Zone, Datupanth, explained that this technology is based on American TM Peel and Seal repair patch which embeds with the road conditions forms a waterproof seal and helps in a durable road and reduce the wear and tear of the streets.
The Road Rakshak patch is currently being employed to fix the roads and conditions, but it will soon be replaced by American technology. The plus point of this technology is that it neither needs special trucks or equipment nor requires roadblocks or excess digging in the middle of the road.