For the record, geosynthetics are products made from polymers and are predominantly used to stabilize terrain owing to its superior tensile strength, compatibility, porosity, and permeability.
Speaking on the development, a BMC official was quoted stating that the product is expected to enhance the overall load distribution when a large number of vehicles ply on the road. He further stated that the municipal body would monitor the results that would be received after the material is applied.
As per the reports, the municipal body has been at the receiving end of complaints over the terrible of road condition. In each monsoon, the roads of Mumbai are swamped with potholes due to the depreciated-quality of construction, something which was also highlighted in a recent road scam revelations. Understandably now the civic body is using the geosynthetic product imported from geosynthetic industry from Austria and Israel to fill potholes.
Meanwhile, the geosynthetic market experts speculate that latest move of the BMC would favorably influence the growth prospects of this business space in India.