Road caves in at Chandivali, no casualty reported

Mumbai: A road caved in at Sangharsh Nagar, Chandivali, due to heavy downpour on Monday night at 10. 30 pm. However, no casualties were reported in this incident. After the continuous downpour from Sunday night and Monday morning, it resulted in water logging in the area. Despite repeated complaints about big cracks on the road,BMC ignored it. As a safety precaution, police vacated the people from the adjacent Shramsafalta and Sai Dhan buildings. Almost 500 people from these buildings are living on the road after the Incident as they have nowhere to go.Jitendra Dhage, a resident of Shramsafalta society, said, "On Monday afternoon at 4.00 pm, when I noticed that a huge crack developed on the road, I immediately informed the BMC officials about it. The complaint number is 0722373095.

A BMC officer visited the spot, inspected and left the spot." Another resident of Shramsafalta, Rakesh Kadam, said, "I was with my family at home on Monday night, when we heard a sudden loud noise, we were scared as we thought it was a building collapse but when we stepped out and checked, we found a road caved in." Another resident, Sachin Gulambe said, "We are 500 people who are homeless after this incident and we didn't get any temporary facility to stay. We think that this happed because of the construction work of the nearby building. The government didn't offer us food or accommodation after being evacuated from the building”.Another resident Bhagyashree Gaikwad said, "There were almost 30 stalls on the caved in road but due to water being logged yesterday in the area, luckily all shops were closed and nobody was injured."

Another resident Laxmi Navathe said, "On Tuesday morning we prepared tea and biscuits for all the residents and served them. All the ladies decided to make food together in the society until we do not get shelter."Assistant divisional fire officer Mate said, "At 11 pm we received a call from Sakinaka of the road caved in nullah. We immediately rushed to the spot with two fire engines where we found around 200 meter road caved in nullah. We also searched in nullah and in debris but we didn't find any one inside it."

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