Rains, potholes make it a manic Monday for Mumbaikars

A pothole-ridden stretch on the Western Express Highway led to a 3-km-long traffic jam yesterday

The traffic on the north bound stretch of the Western Express Highway was thrown out of gear since Monday morning, thanks to the pothole-ridden stretch between Borivli and Malad.

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Many harassed citizens were stuck in the traffic jam that went on through yesterday. Pic/Nimesh Dave
Many harassed citizens were stuck in the traffic jam that went on through yesterday. Pic/Nimesh Dave

By around 6.30 pm on Monday, there was an around 3-km long traffic jam between Kandivli and the JVLR flyover on WEH.

On June 28, mid-day had done a story (First showers expose PWD’s Rs 2-crore sham) in which it was stated that potholes resurfaced on the WEH between Dahisar and Bandra in less than a month after the PWD ended the pre-monsoon work on May 31.

Hitendra Pachkale, a motorist
This is really pathetic on the part of authorities, that they have not yet repaired the road. The roads have turned uneven and full of potholes in just 20 days of rain and this proves that material of substandard quality has been used to make them.

A PWD engineer,
We are taking the best possible efforts but due to the continuous rainfall we are unable to quickly repair the road. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to the motorists.

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