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Tree fall holds traffic for three hours in Mumbai suburb

Mumbai city news: The car’s driver suffered minor injuries, said traffic officials

mumbai Updated: Jun 29, 2017 18:03 IST
Sajana Nambiar
Sajana Nambiar
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,Mumbai commute,Mumbai monsoon
The road under the bridge is still shut. It will be reopened after the rest of the tree is moved out of the way.(Rishikesh Choudhary)

Commuters on the Kalyan-Waldhuni stretch were stuck in a harrowing three-hour-long traffic jam late on Wednesday after a huge tree fell on a parked car.

Traffic police said the car’s driver and a few motorists suffered minor injuries, while the vehicle was damaged. “The huge tree suddenly fell on a car. The driver and other motorists were hurt,” said a traffic police official, who did not wish to be identified.

The Kalyan -Waldhuni bridge starts from Subhash Chowk and ends at Ambedkar Chowk in Kalyan (West). It connects Kalyan to Ulhasnagar, Ambernath and Badlapur.

The huge tree blocked the route for about three hours. ( Rishikesh Choudhary )

Traffic at Murbad Road, Syndicate, Birla College Road in Kalyan (West) and the Kalyan station road was stalled for hours owing to the blocked route. “We informed fire officials of the incident. They moved the tree away from the bridge,” added the officer.

The flow of traffic resumed after the tree was moved. However, the road under the bridge is still shut. “It was difficult to move the huge tree from the bridge. We managed to move a portion of the tree over the bridge. The rest lying under the bridge will be removed soon,” said a fire official.

Several trees have been uprooted across Kalyan and Dombivli this month, owing to the heavy rain.

First Published: Jun 29, 2017 18:03 IST