Road Monitoring Committee
Appointed by Hon’ble Bombay High Court By Order Dated 4 October 2006
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Press Release for
Inviting Complaints and Suggestions from General Public
7 November 2006
- Mr R H Mendonca, Honorary Chairman, former Mumbai Police Commissioner
- Mr Nandkumar S Salvi, former Chief Engineer, Storm Water Department, MCGM
- Mr Gerson da Cunha, Media Person & Activist
- Mr Mihir Desai, Senior Advocate, Bombay High Court
- Mr Sudhir P Badami, Honorary Member Secretary, Civil Engineer (IIT Bombay Alumnus) & Techno-Social Activist
Office of Road Monitoring Committee, 6th Flr, G South Ward Office Building, N M Joshi Marg (Elphinstone), MUMBAI 400 013
By their order dated 4 October, 2006 with rteference to (PIL) SUO MOTU WRIT PETITION NO. 8 of 2005, the High Court of Bombay constituted a Road Monitoring Committee (RMC) comprising (1) Shri R.H.Mendonca (former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, and Director General of Police, Anti Corruption Bureau, Maharashtra) Chairman, (2) Shri Gerson da Cunha (Trustee, Action for good Governance and Networking in India, (AGNI)), (3) Shri Nandkumar Salvi (former Chief Engineer, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (4) Shri Sudhir P.Badami (Civil Engineering Consultant and IIT alumnus) and (5) Shri Mihir Desai (senior Advocate, Bombay High Court)
The terms of reference of the RMC are:
To monitor the condition of the roads in the city of Greater Mumbai and Thane falling in the jurisdiction of various agencies and its state of repairs and report the same to the Officer on Special Duty appointed by the concerned agency and recommend and ask for appropriate corrective measures. The recommendations shall be implemented by the concerned agency expeditiously. If any of the recommendations of the Committee is not acceptable to the concerned agency, such agency shall apply to the Court and seek waiver from implementation of such recommendation/s.
To monitor the implementation of Standing Technical Advisory Committee (Merani Committee) report by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
To seek and entertain complaints and suggestions about the conditions of the roads from the general public and do the needful.
To seek, if required, expert’s advice concerning the matters regarding the conditions of roads, the materials used and the corrective measures needed. To the extent possible, the committee shall seek advice from the experts who are ready and willing to give their honorary services. In any case, the committee shall not spend more than 2 lakhs towards fee of experts in a year. If in exceptional circumstances, the expenses towards this fee are likely to exceed these limits, the RMC shall seek prior approval of the Court. The RMC reports to the High Court and is required to submit quarterly reports, before its final report by October end 2007.
The RMC, appointed as from November 1, 2006, has already met once formally and twice informally. As desired by the Court, the municipality has provided the RMC office space, an Officer on Special Duty and a small staff in the G South Ward Office, Parel.
The RMC has prepared a Complaints and Suggestions (C&S) form which the citizens could send to the Committee. It consists of a simple form on which a citizen can set down the location and nature of a problem for appropriate follow up.
Towards fulfilling this term, the RMC is inviting Complaints and Suggestions (C&S) from general public. Modes of conveying their complaints and Suggestions are as follows:
1. Written Complaints or Suggestions (C&S) could be sent at present (a) on paper, or (b) by email.
2. C&S on paper could be sent to the Office of RMC by post or courier or by hand, with address written clearly on top. (RMC office timings 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM)
The Postal Address and Email Address of RMC are given below:
Postal Address Road Monitoring Committee
6th Floor, Municipal Ward Office
G (South) Ward
N.M. Joshi Marg, (Elphinstone)
Mumbai 400 013
Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to C&S, upto two exemplary photographs of the damaged roads etc. of size less than 200 kb, or postcard size photo prints can also be sent if the citizen wishes to send them to RMC. The RMC will not be returning any print photographs.
4. Details of Fax and sms will be conveyed to public when these become operative.
5. Telephonic or verbal complaints or suggestions (C&S) – to the RMC may be avoided.
6. The written C&S may be given in the annexure ‘A’ format.
7. C&S would be classified into Road Related, Traffic Related or Other Public Amenity Related. As far as possible, the C&S should be related to roads and footpaths. Various kinds of complaints they could make are mentioned in the annexed list – B:
RMC seeks information from the citizens and citizen groups. Citizens /citizen groups with email address, desirous of monitoring roads in their localities may send email to email@example.com with “Volunteer” typed in the subject bar of their email, giving their contact particulars.
Citizen’s Complaints and Suggestions
Matters related to Roads in Greater Mumbai and Thane
To Office of Road Monitoring Committee
6th Floor, G South Ward Office Building
N. M. Joshi Marg (Elphinstone), MUMBAI 400 013
Example given below is Dummy Example
K M Munshi Marg
Area Name and/or Ward
Mumbai, Babulnath, D Ward
Location identifier like Lamppost number or identifiable landmark such as petrol pump, post office, police station etc.
Northcote Orphanage, Harekrishna Temple
Lampposts BNR 28/1 to BNR 28/3
Point wise Observations: (i.e. Complaints / suggestions)
Road surface have potholes and rough patches at location mentioned
Unpainted Speed Breaker
Too much traffic but no footpath;
Particulars of Citizen
Email (if available)
Mobile No. (if available)
Phone No. (if available)
K M Munshi Marg
Mumbai 400 007
Any other Complaint or Suggestion:
Nature of Complaints which could be refered to RMCRoads Potholes and bad patches Evenness of road surface Manhole cover Road cambers Kerb side slopes and state of muck accumulation Gutter cover Plates over valves chamber State of flooding during normal rains Locations of wet patches Location of chronic bad patches and potholes Hawker stationing on road Taxis parking at no parking kerb Improper Median, even damaged due to accident Road crossing zebra markings – faded Marker line for vehicles to halt before at road junctions Width of median at road crossings – and disable friendliness Debris, excavated material, construction related material etc including kerb stones, median blocks etc left on roads. Movable road blocks as well as the road divider railings obstruct traffic view to pedestrian crossing the roads
Footpaths Height of footpath from road kerb level Width of footpath when it is fenced on road side Width of footpath when it is not fenced on road side Creeper or any other protrusions on to the footpath from properties adjoining it. Walking surface roughness Walking surface evenness and slope Sign posts – clear headroom and rounded corners Providing of posts that physically prevent vehicles from moving onto footpaths for either driving or parking. Bus stop shelters that leave adequate space for pedestrian and wheelchair user to pass. Bus stop shelters appurtenances to clear headroom Slanted tree trunk posing danger to head Grill on ground around trees on footpaths Slopes to entrance to properties must be beginning with property line and not kerb of the road or footpath. There should be only a standard step down at property entrance. Street furniture – locations and sizes Pathways along side of roads where there are no footpaths – surface must be proper and line painted and posts embedded to prevent vehicles from using it for either parking or driving. Only trees shall be permitted in these pathways. This arrangement is to facilitate drainage. Ideally raised footpath is a must. Debris, excavated material, construction related material etc including kerb stones, median blocks etc left on footpaths.
Plant pots kept on footpaths cause obstruction to pedestrian movement.
Road Monitoring Committee:
Appointed by Hon’ble Bombay High Court by the Order Dated 4 October 2006