A small stretch on the Bandra-Worli sealink has developed a dent within 25 days of the sealink being thrown open to traffic.
Preliminary investigations by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) have revealed that the asphalt has not come off, but a coating layer above it had peeled off at the Worli-end.
The finishing work had been completed in the monsoon on wet surface. This may have caused it to loosen with so many vehicles braking there.
MSRDC officials said work at the Worli-end was completed towards the fag end of the construction, just before it was inaugurated on June 30 and that could be one of the reasons.
“There is absolutely no problem and the road has not depressed, but a layer of coating has come off. We will take up urgent repairs and set it right,” Sharad Sabnis, MSRDC chief engineer said.
The 5.6 km road of sealink has a 52 mm wearing thickness made of 12 mm thick mastic asphalt and 40 mm thick bituminous concrete on top. Below the wearing surface is the concrete deck.