PONDA: During the last monsoon, the Kerya-Khandepar highway was in the news for a massive landslide due to faulty hill cutting, which forced the authorities to close the road for more than fifteen days. And this monsoon too, the same stretch of road is in the news, but for flooding.
In the absence of a proper drainage system, rain water is getting accumulated on the elevated road of the newly constructed four-lane highway. The accumulated water has made driving on the highway dangerous.
To drain out the water, the contractor was seen drilling holes into the concrete wall of the road. Sandeep Parkar, a local, said that the absence of a proper drainage system is the mistake of the contractor and that PWD engineers failed to supervise the road construction work.
“We will meet the PWD Minister and ask him to construct a drainage system, as the road here has been constructed by filling the valley,” Parkar said. He added that National Highway authorities did not make proper provisions for the flow of nullah water near the local church. He said that the officials should inspect the site and take measures for smooth draining of water.