In case you are planning to take the Keshavsut Bridge over three days, expect some traffic snarls on this stretch. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be carrying out extensive road repair work on the Tulsi Pipe Road over the next three days, starting Tuesday night.
Resurfacing work on the pockmarked bridge was earlier expected to begin over the weekend, but was delayed. The long weekend was the ideal time to complete work as the road is less crowded than during working days.
According to civic officials, the bridge has been damaged badly and hence will have to be resurfaced entirely. Said a civic official, “We have realised that only filling potholes on the bridge will not help. We will need a complete overhaul of the bridge’s surface to help commuters avoid a bumpy ride on the bridge.”
This work on the bridge is expected to lead to traffic snarls. Chief engineer (roads) Satish Badve said, “We would need about three days till Thursday night to ensure that work is complete. We will be shutting one lane of the bridge so that there’s minimal disruption in traffic.” The civic body is banking on dry spells to see to it that work goes on smoothly. If it rains, the work is likely to be delayed further.