The potholes on the Valvan bridge near Lonavla on the Pune – Mumbai expressway are being repaired by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation(MSRDC). Between Friday night and Saturday afternoon, tyres of over 28 vehicles, which include two vehicles of the highway police, had flattened or some of them have developed suspension problems after running over the potholes.
The potholes have developed after heavy rainfall for seven days.
“MSRDC and IRB authorities had undertaken the road repair work at the spot. As the stretch is about 500-metre-long, it will take a day or two to repair or resurface all the potholes. The work started on Sunday morning. Thankfully, the rain has reduced and the work is in progress”, said, a senior Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) officer told TOI.
Adding to his statement MSRDC officer also said that after the rains MSRDC inspects and study the roads. After that, roads would be resurfaced with tar to prevent potholes in the future.
Officials from MSRDC have also claimed that they had instructed the IRB infrastructure to appoint two men at the spot to avoid accidents and further damage to the vehicles.
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