Maha CM inspects roads in Thane amid monsoon woes; isn’t it too late, asks NCP

The NCP leader wanted to know what action had been taken so far against officials.

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday inspected the Mumbai-Nashik highway stretch in Thane district and some nearby roads and told officials to immediately fill potholes and take other measures to ensure smooth traffic flow.

The region has seen heavy rains in the past one week and several roads are in bad condition, making commute difficult and time consuming, prompting the CM to set up a task force a day earlier under the Thane collector to tide over the problem.

The CM asked officials to complete work on the eight-lane stretch speedily to mitigate traffic congestion on the Thane-Nashik highway till Padgha.

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The CM visited the stretch of the highway from Kharegaon to Padgha as well as till Khadvali Phata and asked officials to fill potholes with mastic immediately.

Officials from the Thane collectorate, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, National Highway Authority of India, PWD, among others.

He told reporters instructions had been given to all agencies to fill potholes in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region as well as routes leading to railway stations so that people get relief.

Hitting out at the visit, Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Clyde Crasto said, “The chief minister had promised that the roads would be pothole-free and had assured action against erring officials before the monsoon.”

The NCP leader wanted to know what action had been taken so far against officials.

Isn’t it too late, the NCP leader asked in connection with the CM’s visit.

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