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One Woman's Online Petition To Fill Potholes On Mumbai Roads Goes Viral

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| July 31 , 2017 , 15:01 IST

RJ Malishka's infamous song took a lighter approach to highlight the potholes on Mumbai roads, but another local woman Shally K has taken the online route by starting a petition so that the potholes on roads can be fixed.

Addressed to the BMC Municipality of Mumbai, ruling party Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the petition calls for the leaders to "to create and more importantly, implement an urgent, long term and detailed action plan".

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In the petition, Shally writes "I would request PM Narendra Modi & the PM's office to intervene if the local authorities are not doing their task and ensure that Mumbai is counted among the top cities in the world with developed and smoothly functioning infrastructure ( including world-class roads).

“A recent death of the biker, who slipped into one of the potholes during one of her rides, shows potholes are also dangerous to life and this issue which has always been hastily addressed before monsoons, needs deeper intervention,” said Shally.

Shally highlights that despite being the commerce capital of the country, Mumbai is being dragged down due to the condition of the roads.

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"Mumbai, one of India's richest city with its total wealth around $820 billion, is home to 46,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires. Municipal Corporation of Mumbai, BMC, is  among the richest in the country!" Shally said.

"Yet the poor state of roads and infrastructure continue to drag the development and growth of the city. Work done on the roads is shoddy, temporary, substandard and the taxpaying, law-abiding citizens are penalised or threatened, rather than their grievances attended to," added Shally.

The petition has so far secured more than 1,800 signatures since it was launched on Friday.

Click here to view the petition.