A 20 feet wide patch of Khartan Road in Thane west caved in on Sunday due to heavy rain since morning, making it hollow.

A 20 toes huge patch of Khartan Road in Thane west caved in on Sunday as a consequence of heavy rain since morning, making it hole. A small crater has developed in the course of the concrete highway, whereas the layer beneath has flown within the nullah, making it hole. It is closed for site visitors and work of filling the highway has began.

A nullah wall additionally collapsed close to M H High School in Thane, nonetheless nobody was injured within the incident. Water-logging was additionally noticed at few locations within the metropolis, although there was no lack of life and property.

Heavy rains lashed Thane since Sunday morning. The metropolis witnessed round 80.00mm of rainfall since morning whereas on Saturday the rainfall recorded was 377 mm.

Santosh Kadam, chief of Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC), stated, “The Khartan Road opposite Thane College caved in around 11.30 on Sunday. A small crater has developed on the surface while a patch of 20 feet base course of the road beneath the top layer has flown into the nullah. The road is above a nullah and near to the creek, thus due to the force of the water it caved in. It is a Ultra White Thin Topping (UTWT) road.”

The work of repairing the highway has begun. “We have got two to three trucks of sand and will fill the base course. A ten feet nullah wall behind M H Highschool in Naupada fell due to heavy rain. A huge tree near the wall was in dangerous condition and fell taking the wall with itself in the nullah. The work of excavating the tree and nullah is going on,” Kadam knowledgeable.

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