Mumbai, August 23: Below extreme fireplace from the Opposition for the dangerous roads situation, the Maharashtra authorities on Tuesday assured that repairs are being carried out on “a war footing” on all of the necessary thoroughfares from Mumbai to the coastal Konkan forward of the 10-day Ganeshotsav pageant beginning on August 31.
Public Works Division Minister Ravindra Chavan has directed all involved officers to accord precedence consideration to the area which witnesses lakhs of commuters from Mumbai travelling to their properties within the Konkan area to rejoice Ganeshotsav. Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 Needs and Greetings: Have fun Ganeshotsav by Sending Lord Ganesha Photos, WhatsApp Messages, Festive Quotes & SMS to Your Household and Mates!
The officers have been directed to guarantee complete repairs like smoothening uneven stretches, potholes, cracks, washed out sections and different obstacles by the weekend to guarantee speedy motion of site visitors in addition to avert accidents on the roads and highways from Mumbai to Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg.
Senior engineers of the PWD shall be deployed to oversee and monitor the street repairs carried out by the native contractors of the varied civic our bodies, to guarantee high quality and sturdiness of the work, an official from Ratnagiri defined.
Moreover, Chavan mentioned the quantity of site visitors wardens manning the roads and the primary link, the Mumbai-Goa Freeway, shall be elevated to management the site visitors and stop street snarls which up to now have held up the commuters – travelling in vehicles, mini-vans, tempos, state transport of personal buses, and so forth. for a lot of hours.
Lakhs of individuals who dwell and work in Mumbai hail principally from the Konkan districts and so they journey to their native cities or villages in the course of the Ganesh pageant, with huge site visitors motion witnessed for 10 days.
It might be recalled that sure stretches of the freeway, main and arterial roads within the Konkan area have been ravaged in the course of the monsoon onslaught, with surprising pictures and movies going viral on social media, because the momentary ‘pageant migration’ is slated to begin from this weekend.
The poor roads within the Konkan have hampered site visitors motion, led to breakdown of automobiles, resulted in severe accidents and main vehicular jams that take hours to clear, delaying or stranding 1000’s of folks en route.
For the primary time after the 2020-2021 Coronavirus pandemic, the state authorities has lifted all restrictions on Ganeshotsav celebrations from August 31-September 9, creating euphoria among the many folks, particularly within the Konkan area the place the state’s most necessary public pageant is widely known in a giant method.
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