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Mumbai Rains: Hanging Gardens landslide shuts road on Malabar Hills for 3 months

Amidst the continuous rainfall in the city of Mumbai, a portion of the rampart on the BG Kher Road, near the hanging gardens, collapsed, blocking the road.

Mumbai Rains: Hanging Gardens landslide shuts road on Malabar Hills for 3 months
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Amidst the continuous rainfall in the city of Mumbai, a portion of the rampart on the BG Kher Road, near the hanging gardens, collapsed, blocking the road.

According to sources, approximately 15 trees were uprooted on the hillside. Moreover, roads in the area have been closed until the wall and the roadblocks are fixed. As per reports, the road from the Hanging Gardens to Camps Corner Traffic Signal will be closed for 3 months in order for the repair work to take place. In addition, the bridge from Campus Corner to Pedder Road will be closed for one to three days. Following the incident, the traffic police have closed the traffic on both sides of Pedder Road from Campus Corner to Chowpatty.

Due to the closure of roads, vehicles coming from South Mumbai towards Mahalakshmi can pass under the Camps Corner flyover. It has been advised to use Taddev-Nana Chowk-Opera House via Haji Ali by the traffic police after that.

Drivers heading North can use the road near Wilson College. Nana Chowk - Taddav Circle - Taddev Road - Haji Ali can be reached by the Opera House. Additional transport personnel have been deployed to guide the drivers.

In view of the situation, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Chahal had earlier visited the spot. In a statement to the media, he said, traffic on the route has been diverted after the incident adding that work is underway to clear the rocks and trees. He further informed that four water pipelines in the area have burst.

Mumbai has been witnessing continual downpour for the last three days. Due to the rains, several areas witnessed waterlogging like Hindmata, Dadar TT, Sion Road No. 24, Gandhi Market, Sion Road No. 14 Ruia College, SIES College, Samaj Mandir Hall, Pratikshanagar. Trees were uprooted in many places in South Mumbai as a consequence.

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