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Road caves in near metro site in South Mumbai

According to reports, the road near Metro-3 project in Girgaon area of South Mumbai has been damaged.

Road caves in near metro site in South Mumbai
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According to reports, the road near Metro-3 project in Girgaon area of South Mumbai has been damaged.

The road in front of Krantinagar on the Jagannath Shankar Sheth route in the area where the metro railway station is under construction was eroded around 7 am on Wednesday, September 16.

As a result, the Jagannath Shankar Sheth road between Girgaon Church and Thakurdwar was closed due to road erosion and subsequent traffic. In view of the situation, BEST buses started plying on the Maharshi Karve route. Emergency service personnel residing in Girgaon area had to pipe for BEST buses due to road closure.

Upon receiving the information about the pit, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation and the Mumbai Municipal Corporation officials immediately rushed to the spot and inspected the damaged road. It was observed that an 18 to 20 feet deep pit had fallen under the paved road. Also, this pit contained a large amount of water. Before the start of work on the Metro-3 station, the waterway under the road was shifted to the sidewalk.

According to sources, the road has been inspected and the repair work has been initiated. Old buildings in the area where work is underway are being monitored as well. Moreover, the MMRCL has clarified that the road will be closed for traffic for two-three days due to repair work.

Work on this metro railway station has been going on for the last several months. As a result, traffic in the area has been disrupted. Also, the residents living in the surrounding buildings have been suffering due to the continual disturbances.

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