Il­le­gally parked heavy ve­hi­cles hold up traf­fic on high­way

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

PAN­VEL: Scores of il­le­gally parked con­tain­ers along the Mum­bai- Goa high­way on the stretch be­tween Palaspe phata and Shird­hone have been caus­ing ma­jor traf­fic snarls in the area. What makes mat­ters worse is the ab­sence of the New Pan­vel traf­fic per­son­nel.

The part of the high­way, start­ing at Palaspe phata, has been wit­ness­ing con­ges­tion ev­ery day. Be­sides this, heavy ve­hi­cles such as con­tain­ers also ply on the high­way which is un­der­go­ing road widen­ing work up to Shird­hone.

Fur t her, t he num­ber of godowns near the Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port Trust ( JNPT) in Pan­vel and Uran are also in­creas­ing with ev­ery pass­ing day, only wors­en­ing the traf­fic jams on the na­tional high­way.

The con­tain­ers t hat are parked along the high­way for load­ing and un­load­ing of goods at godowns also end up wait­ing there for long since it is a time tak­ing process.

This has of­ten led to ac­ci­dents on the high­way as mo­torists head­ing to Mum­bai or Goa at night fail to spot the heavy ve­hi­cles parked along the high­way and col­lide with them.

Pedes­tri­ans are also in­con­ve­nienced by th­ese heavy ve­hi­cles parked along the high­way.

Dilip Gore, as­sis­tant po­lice com­mis­sioner, said “We have ini­ti­ated ac­tion on ve­hi­cles parked il­le­gally along Na­tional high­way 4B and the Pan­vel by­pass that starts from Kalam­boli cir­cle and ends at Palaspe.”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Many mo­torists trav­el­ling at night fail to see the con­tain­ers parked on the Mum­bai-Goa high­way, caus­ing ac­ci­dents.

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