Trailer topples, leads to huge traffic jam on Thane-Belapur Road
There was severe traffic jam on the busy Thane-Belapur road on Friday morning after a trailer toppled over, affecting morning commute for residents of Navi Mumbai who go to Thane.
This is the second accident to have been reported on Thane-Belapur Road in the past 10 hours.
The accident took place around 6.15am as the trailer was going towards Thane from Navi Mumbai, near Ghansoli railway station, the police said. “We are not sure how, but somehow the driver lost control and the container trailer toppled on the road,” said a senior traffic official from Rabale. The driver was not injured in the accident.
“It blocked a huge part of the Belapur-Thane section, and the road has seen severe traffic jam since morning,” the official said. “We have deployed officials to remove the trailer and manage traffic on the road. Residents of Navi Mumbai who go to work in Thane have got affected because of the accident. Traffic should clear within a few hours.”
TRUCK CATCHES FIRE, CAUSES TRAFFIC JAM
On Thursday night, a truck heading out of the city caught fire on the road, also causing a traffic jam.
Police officials said the truck, loaded with stationery and ice-cream tins, was on its way to Sangli from Bhiwandi and was heading to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway when it suddenly caught fire.
“Around 9.45pm, as it was crossing Airoli station, it caught fire due to some internal problem. Both the driver and the helper managed to get out of the blazing truck without any injuries,” said Ajit Sable, police sub-inspector from Rabale MIDC police station.
Items valued at Rs10 lakh were reportedly lost in the fire.
Fire brigade officials took two hours to douse the blaze. “There was traffic jam on the Thane-Belapur section of the road for some time following this accident, but we cleared it soon,” Sable said.