Is this Panvel flyover or a waterfall?
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.