PWD to concretise Sion-Panvel stretch by filling potholes

Around ₹70 Cr will be spent and will take three months to complete the concretisation


Mumbaikars, who daily commute between Sion and Panvel and come across troublesome potholes, will have their troubles eased two months from now. The Public Works Department (PWD) is planning to concretise the stretch between Sion and Panvel as it has potholes that leads to traffic snarls.

According to a PWD officer, potholes have occurred at Vashi, Turbhe, CBD Belapur, Kopra and Taloja Junction.

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The official added that the potholes that occurred due to heavy rainfall, are mostly visible on the four-kilometre road because it was constructed using asphalt. One of the engineers associated with PWD has claimed that if it doesn’t rain in the next three days, all potholes between Sion and Panvel will be filled with bitumen. He also added that ₹70 crore has been approved for the same. 

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Currently, more than 2.4 lakh motorists ply on the Sion-Panvel highway on a daily basis, that connects to Pune, Bengaluru, Konkan, and Goa. Manoj Saunik, principal secretary of PWD, said, that they will concretise the four-kilometre stretch to solve the problem permanently and the process will take two months time.

(Picture Courtesy: DNA)

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