‘Di­vert flow of wa­ter on Mum­bra by­pass to curb ac­ci­dents’

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Megha Pol

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.

PRAFUL GANGURDE

The Mum­bra by­pass, an ac­ci­dent-prone zone, be­comes dan­ger­ous dur­ing mon­soon.

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