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In pics | Commuters in Mumbai suburbs brace for bumpy rides, steer clear of potholes

Mumbai city news: Traffic officials have written to the public works department, asking officials to repair the Sion-Panvel highway soon

mumbai Updated: Jun 29, 2017 18:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,Mumbai commute,potholes
Commuters on the Sion-Panvel highway reported severe traffic congestion near Kharghar.(Nibandh Vinod/HT photo)

To avoid craters along the Sion-Panvel highway, commuters began driving slowly and carefully, which led to major traffic snarls in the area.

Traffic along a 4-km stretch from Center One mall to the toll naka had stalled on Thursday. As many as 20 police officers were deployed to manage the traffic.

A 50-year-old man was hurt after he fell off his bike, which skidded owing to this pothole on Anand Dighe bridge in Kalyan. ( Rishikesh Choudhary )
The motorist, Vijay More, sustained minor injuries in the accident. ( Rishikesh Choudhary )
Officials said a few vehicles were damaged owing to poor roads leading to the Sion-Panvel highway. ( Bachchan Kumar )
A portion of the approach road leading to the Patripool bridge in Kalyan was washed away owing to incessant rainfall. The civic authority has barricaded the area and repairs are underway. ( Rishikesh Choudhary )
Numerous potholes surfaced on the Thane-Belapur Road under the Turbhe flyover. ( Bachchan Kumar )
Commuters had a tough time navigating potholes near CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. ( Bachchan Kumar )
Swimming pool or highway? These pictures from Kharghar make it hard to tell the difference. ( Bachchan Kumar )

First Published: Jun 29, 2017 16:14 IST