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Agencies face action for blocking entire southbound stretch of Dindoshi flyover

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 6:45am IST | Agency: dna

The Mumbai traffic police will be taking action against the agencies involved in the repair work of the Dindoshi flyover. This, they said, was because permission for blocking only one-and-half lanes of the southbound stretch was given, but the workers negligently spread tar on the three lanes, leading to traffic chaos on the Western Express Highway since the repair work started.

The traffic police have asked the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to give an undertaking that the repair work of the flyover will be completed in 30 days, considering the inconvenience it is causing to the motorists. If the work is not completed by the deadline, legal action would be taken against MSRDC, the traffic police said.

On Tuesday, the traffic police removed tar from the one-and-half lanes of the southbound stretch and opened it for motorists. This instantly reduced the traffic snarls caused due to the repair work.

Traffic police officers said for the last three days, only three northbound lanes were open for motorists from both directions. This was leading to bumper-to-bumper traffic and backlogs on south and north directions in the mornings and evenings, respectively. However, on Tuesday, the fourth day since the repair work started, half of the southbound lane was also made available to motorists.

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