Due to heavy rain and potholes, the Kalyan-Shilphata road has become a traffic jam as the vehicles are running at slow speed. Some parts of this road have not yet been concreted. Most of the potholes and rainwater seepage have increased in this area. Due to this, the traffic jam is happening, said the passengers and the deployed traffic police.
There is a toll booth shelter at the Katai toll booth. It was removed three months ago. The concreting work of this place has not been done yet. Most potholes have fallen in this area. The vehicles slow down as they have to pass through the ditch before the blue flight reaches the bridge. Due to this, there is a traffic jam on the bridge and on the side road of the bridge. Apart from this, motorists from Nilje, Katai, Agasan, Gharivali, Bhopar areas enter their vehicles to reach Shilpata road. Passengers complained that it adds to the traffic jam on the main road.
On the corner of Katai-Badlapur road till Palawa Chowk, there are potholes. The potholes were temporarily covered by the traffic police. Due to heavy vehicular traffic, they are again uprooted. The last few days have been raining. At the same time these potholes were required to be filled by the State Road Development Corporation. It is understood that they are not paying attention to this work. Two days ago, the local Pramod Patil has targeted the government over potholes. School bus, ambulance drivers are the most affected by the crisis.
Chief Minister last month Eknath Shinde He has given instructions to fill the potholes on the busiest roads immediately and provide relief to the passengers. Don’t think about who owns the respective roads. Such instructions have been given to the authorities. Shilpata Road comes under the jurisdiction of Kalyan Dombivli Municipality. But since this road comes under MSRDC, the passengers are expressing their displeasure as Kadomampa does not want potholes on the Shilphata road to be filled for the convenience of the passengers passing through its territory.
Passengers are traveling slowly on this route since afternoon due to the congestion on the Shilpata road. Passengers returning from work in the evening got stuck in this dilemma. It used to take one to one and a half hours to reach from Shilpata to Manpada. From Katai Naka to Manpada, Sonarpada, there were queues of vehicles in the evening due to traffic congestion.
Passengers are demanding that Chief Minister Eknath Shinde give strict orders to Kadomampa, MSRDC considering potholes and traffic jams on Shilphata road.