Mumbai biker’s death: Minister seeks report, says roads can’t be repaired until heavy rain stops

Maharashtra’s public works minister Chandrakant Patil on Monday said he has sought report on the bad condition of roads

mumbai Updated: Jul 24, 2017 13:53 IST
Surendra P Gangan
Surendra P Gangan
Hindustan Times
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Hogale, a Bandra resident and a biker, was killed on Sunday after she swerved to avoid a pothole on the Jawhar-Dahanu highway and got crushed under the rear wheel of a truck she had overtaken(HT)

Following the death of a biker fromBandra , Jagruti Hogale, owing to a pothole on the Jawhar-Dahanu highway in Palghar district, Maharashtra’s public works minister Chandrakant Patil on Monday said he has sought a report on the bad condition of roads.

He, however, said the pockmarked roads cannot be repaired till the heavy rain stops.

“We completed the maintenance works of all roads before the monsoon. There have been issues on some roads, which have led to accidents,” Patil told the media.

“It is raining heavily in almost all parts of the state. Until the rain stops, repair and maintenance works would not be possible,” he said.

Read: Mumbai woman biker tries to avoid pothole, gets crushed by truck

Hogale, a Bandra resident and a biker, was killed on Sunday after she swerved to avoid a pothole on the Jawhar-Dahanu highway and got crushed under the rear wheel of a truck she had overtaken.

Motorists have been complaining about the bad condition of roads in several parts of Maharashtra, after the first few spells.

Even in Mumbai, the western express highway as well as Sion-Panvel expressway have developed potholes and it is leading the traffic jams.

The state public works department has been facing flak for the same.

Read: Mumbai’s pothole trouble: From biker deaths to RJ Malishka controversy

First Published: Jul 24, 2017 13:51 IST