New drainage system construction on Mumbai’s eastern expressway completed by 20 per cent: PWD

PWD plans to complete the construction of the new drainage system on eastern expressway ahead of the monsoon season

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The traffic at Mumbai’s eastern (Sion-Panvel) expressway is unforgiving and amid the construction of the drainage network in the low-lying areas of the city, the potholes have become a major problem for the drivers. 

Public Works Department (PWD) informed that the construction of drainage network has been completed by 20 per cent and in five low-lying areas alongside the eastern expressway. PWD plans to complete the construction of the drainage network ahead of the monsoon season. 

The whole drainage network is being built, largely, to eradicate the problem of potholes in the low-lying areas of the city which usually flood during the monsoon season. The eastern expressway which leads to Konkan, Pune and other cities is utilised by lakhs of drivers and motorists every day. 

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The potholes are a major problem for the motorists and there have been major accidents recorded in the past during rains. PWD Secretary CP Joshi informed that they are managing the problems of potholes in low-lying areas by construction new drains. 


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