Is this Pan­vel fly­over or a wa­ter­fall?

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Rs140-crore Pan­vel fly­over con­structed in 2012 is leak­ing at sev­eral places, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for mo­torists to drive on the road be­low. At some places, wa­ter cas­cades down con­tin­u­osly mak­ing it look like a wa­ter­fall.

The fly­over was con­structed for mo­torists us­ing the old Mum­bai-Pune road as it cuts down dras­ti­cally the time taken to cross Pan­vel by at least 30 min­utes.

The 2.5 km bridge fi­nanced by MMRDA is aimed at de­con­gest­ing the traf­fic snarls of Pan­vel in a dis­tance of 3 km from Gar­den ho­tel to Hanu­man tem­ple on the old Mum­bai-Pune High­way.

There are pipe­lines laid to al­low the rain wa­ter to be drained. How­ever, they are bro­ken at sev­eral places. With wa­ter ac­cu­mu­lat­ing on the roads along the bridge, traf­fic in the area is greatly af­fected.

Wa­ter comes down with great force from the bridge. It can be dan­ger­ous for ve­hi­cles be­low, that pass from un­der the bridge. Two-wheeler rs. There have been sev­eral in­ci­dents of the bik­ers slip­ping and skid­ding.

NCP dis­trict con­venor Anand Bhandari said, “With lit­tle cor­rec­tive ac­tion be­ing taken by MSRDC, the leak­ages are af­fect­ing the struc­ture and have made the fly­over ac­ci­dent-prone.”

MSRDC of­fi­cials said they are looking in the is­sue.

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