Thane civic body introduces app to report pothole menace

The mobile app, as part of the smart city initiative, will allow the citizens to report on the potholes for the concerned officials to take necessary action to rectify them


THANE, July 25: Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) today launched a new app that will help citizens to report about potholes on city roads through their mobiles phones. The app  'Star Guide' was launched by Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde and has been developed by TMC. Citizens report on the potholes to the civic body after which the officials concerned would take necessary action to rectify them. This app is a part of the Smart city initiative, a TMC official said. The app would be extended to other public amenities which need civic attention and corrective measures later, he said, adding it would be introduced in Marathi in the future. Speaking on the occasion, Shinde asked local politicians to keep aside their political differences and come together for city's development. Also present at the function were Deputy Chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Vasant Davkhare, mayor Sanjay More and Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal.