Traffic badly affected due to road caving in at Marine Drive

Aug 25, 2013, 04:23 IST | Iram Siddique

Traffic came to a halt and vehicles had to be diverted to other roads because of the cave-in at Marine Drive

Traffic was badly affected on Netaji Subhash Chandra road when a part of the stretch that connects Girgaum Chowpatty to Marine Drive caved in, in the wee hours of the morning on Saturday. The road connects Marine Drive to Malabar hill and the rest of South Mumbai.

Commuters had a harrowing time as both sides of the road were blocked to traffic till 11.30 am. The stretch near Charni Road station was flooded because of the water-pipe burst. South-bound traffic was finally diverted along Peddar Road towards Girgaum Chowpatty around noon. Traffic from Churchgate towards Charni Road was diverted along Maharshi Karve road.

Officials from BMC’s water department were seen cleaning the mud and debris along the side of the road till late in the evening. Daily commuters who got down at the Charni Road station and proceeded towards Wilson College had to trudge through muddy water, while motorists took over an hour to go from one end of Marine Drive to the other.

We had a function to attend and I took a taxi from Bandra. I was stuck in traffic before Kemps Corner for over 30 minutes. The taxi driver refused to go ahead and I had to walk to Churchgate”
Varun Tiwari,
Student of KC College

I had to meet a client at Fort at
11 am. I took a taxi from Santacruz but the driver couldn’t cross Girgaum. I walked from Sukh Sagar at Girgaum, boarded a train for Churchgate and then took a taxi to Fort
Priti Laxmi Nair, 

We are facing severe water shortage. But it is good to see the BMC engineers working so fast. In the morning, the entire area was flooded and there was water inside the Cream Centre restaurant
Kashmira Master,
resident of Zaveri Mansion 

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