‘Divert flow of water on Mumbra bypass to curb accidents’
THANE: The Mumbra bypass — whose potholes endanger commuters — has turned dangerous for commuters on the road below.
The standing committing said on Friday that the route’s water outlet gushes on to the road with force, hurting people.
The authority had made small outlets on the bypass, from where water, mud and stones are expelled during the monsoon. There is no pipeline through which the water can flow smoothly.
“The bypass develops potholes every monsoon. This year, due to water flowing from the outlet, a biker met with an accident recently,” said Balaji Kakade, member of the standing committee.
The committee demanded that the Thane Municipal Corporation ask contractors to create a proper outlet for the water and divert its flow away from the road.
“Other flyovers in the city face the same problem,” said Sanjay Waghule, chairman of the committee. He directed civic officials to survey flyovers and check their outlets.
Kakade and Umesh Patil said that though the municipal corporation fills potholes in the city, they neglect potholes in Kalwa and Mumbra, which have become accident-prone.
“We have removed ward-wise tenders for pothole filling and have started work in Mumbra and Kawal simultaneously. The potholes will be filled in the next few days. We will check the flyover for open outlets to ensure it does not cause accidents in the future,” said a civic official, requesting anonymity.
The Mumbra bypass, an accident-prone zone, becomes dangerous during monsoon.