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Police write to NHAI over poor state of Mum-Agra h’way, Infra News, ET Infra


NASHIK: The highway police have asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials to take adequate measures to strengthen the road near the Sinnar-Phata at Ghoti.

The condition of the road near Sinnar-Phata, which is one end of the Ghoti-Sinnar road of the Mumbai-Agra highway, has deteriorated due to two days of heavy rain that lashed Nashik city and the surrounding talukas.

Officers of the Ghoti unit of the highway police said that while the condition of the highway is good despite the heavy rains, the Sinnar Phata junction is in very poor shape.

The police said that while the flow of traffic was normal, the rush increased on Sundays and Mondays when people from Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, and other places working in Mumbai return to their native places on holidays and again move back to Mumbai on Mondays.

The bad road conditions end up slowing the movement of vehicles, which leads to an unnecessary pile-up of vehicles.

The officers said that work on a flyover is underway at the concerned stretch. Two lanes of the highway are occupied by the construction work. Hence, vehicular traffic has been diverted on the twin service roads along it.

However, the service roads are not strong enough to bear the continuous flow of vehicles, owing to which their condition has deteriorated for the past several months.

The highway police said that though the potholes are repaired every now and then, they resurface after a spell or two of heavy rain.

The highway police said that they inspected the area and asked the NHAI to get it repaired immediately.

  • Published On Sep 10, 2023 at 12:40 PM IST

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