Central government assurance: Mumbai-Nashik highway pits will be filled before October 25

Digital Desk, Mumbai. The Central Government’s National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has informed the Bombay High Court that the work of filling potholes on the Mumbai-Nashik highway is going on at a brisk pace.

This work will be completed before October 25. Earlier, during the last hearing, the High Court had asked the Center and the Maharashtra government to be more serious about potholes on roads. Because people have to lose their lives due to potholes on the roads.

In view of this, it was told by the authority that before October 25, the work of filling the potholes of the roads would be completed.
The Mumbai-Nashik Expressway is a toll road, with travelers paying Rs 120 for a one-way trip over the roughly 100-kilometer route.

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice Girish Kulkarni, taking cognizance of the news published in the newspapers about potholes on the Mumbai-Nashik highway, had sought response from the central and state government on this.

This highway is part of the old Mumbai-Agra highway. During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh said that the repair work is going on between Thane and Vadape (24 km) falling under the highway. Three teams are working on this. If it doesn’t rain, it will be done by Tuesday.

Mumbai-Nashik highway pits to be filled before October 25

While the pit filling work between Vadape to Nashik (97 km) will be completed within three weeks. Seven teams are engaged in this work. The most affected part of the highway will also be fixed till the next hearing of the matter.

After hearing these arguments, the division bench directed Singh to submit the status report of the work on the highway and adjourned the matter till October 25.

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