Potholes on the Mumbai-Goa freeway; Photographs submitted by petitioners, High Court reprimanded

m. Ta. Special Representative, Mumbai : ‘The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) doesn’t appear critical about the situation of pothole filling in the Panvel-Indapur stretch of the Mumbai-Goa freeway. It is seen from the pictures proven by the petitioners that the potholes haven’t been fully crammed regardless of earlier directions. This is a critical scenario’, the Bombay High Court famous on Monday. At the identical time, Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice additionally ordered NHAI to ‘fill all potholes by twenty third December with none fault in its efforts’. Given by Abhay Ahuja’s bench.

About 450 km from Panvel to Zarap-Patradevi. The four-lane work of this lengthy freeway (National Highway-66) has been going on since 2011. Therefore, Adv. Oves Pechkar has continued to observe up constantly. This work goes on in whole 11 phases. NHAI is answerable for the part from Palaspe Phata (Panvel) to Indapur (zero to 84 km), whereas the work in the remaining ten phases is the accountability of the Public Works Department (PWD) of the state authorities.

NHAI has withdrawn the work from Supreme Panvel Indapur Tollways Pvt Ltd for non-completion of Palaspe-Indapur inside the time restrict. As his case went to Delhi High Court, the work of this part has stalled. In the meantime, Pechkar had identified in the earlier listening to that the street was in dire situation on account of potholes at many locations. Taking cognizance of it, the bench had ordered that ‘not less than restore the street instantly, in any other case if we come to note that an accident is going down, will probably be taken very significantly’. After that, ‘NHAI’ claimed that the potholes had been crammed via an affidavit dated seventh November. However, on November 10, Pechkar uncovered the lies of ‘NHAI’ by taking ‘geotagged photographs’ of massive potholes on the freeway close to the villages of Nadvali, Godsai, Patansai and Sukeli and submitting them together with an affidavit. After the matter was identified in Monday’s listening to, the bench took critical notice of it. Also, whereas expressing displeasure about it in the order, ‘NHAI’ was given one other likelihood by giving a deadline until twenty third December.

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‘Show work progress now’

The street widening of greater than three km in the part from Indapur to Vadapale was stalled on account of the situation of tree plantation on each side of the freeway and in the center. The forest division had requested to deposit 15 crores 91 lakhs 40 thousand 516 rupees in reference to the situation of tree plantation. Earlier, the courtroom had expressed robust displeasure seeing that there was a dispute between the two departments of the central and state governments concerning who ought to pay this quantity. Finally, this quantity has been transferred from the heart to the involved forest division and the permission to begin the work has additionally been given by Chief Public Prosecutor P. P. Kakade gave on Monday. The bench then directed the authorities to submit a progress report on January 4.

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