Aurangabad: Rain, Muddy Potholes Cause Truck to Tilt, Traffic Jam Reported on Paithan Road (VIDEO)

Aurangabad: Rain, Muddy Potholes Cause Truck to Tilt, Traffic Jam Reported on Paithan Road (VIDEO)

According to the details, the 42kms four-lane widening work of the Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar – Paithan Road and the laying of the water pipeline has been going on for the past eight months.

Manish GajbhiyeUpdated: Monday, June 10, 2024, 05:03 PM IST
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Aurangabad: Rain, Muddy Potholes Cause Truck to Tilt, Traffic Jam Reported on Paithan Road (VIDEO) |

As heavy rain lashed the city on Sunday night, a truck going from Paithan to Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar tilted to one side in the middle of the road. The traffic from both sides were jammed due to the situation and it was not cleared till Monday morning.

According to the details, the 42kms four-lane widening work of the Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar – Paithan Road and the laying of the water pipeline has been going on for the past eight months. The work has not yet been completed and the heaps of mud and soil are accumulated along the road. Similarly, huge potholes have occurred on the road. Several accidents were reported on this road earlier. The work at Bidkin, Lohgaon, Dhangaon, Pimpalwadi and Paithan is going at a snail’s pace. The vehicle owners travelling from this road are facing severe inconvenience.

On Sunday, the entire road was filled with mud and water due to heavy rain. At around 8.30pm, a truck going from Paithan towards Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar inclined due to the huge pothole on the road and possibly would turn turtle at Pharola Road. Hence, the traffic on both the sides of the road was stopped due to which huge queues of vehicles were seen on both sides of the road. The police rushed to the spot and tried to regularize the traffic but the traffic congestion was reported till Monday morning due to heavy rains. The residents have demanded the administration to complete the road and pipeline works at the earliest and avert the accidents occurring on this road.

Loyanagar, Gandhinagari people face inconvenience

Meanwhile, residents of Loyanagar, Gandhinagari, and Brijwadi in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar are grappling with severe inconvenience due to the deplorable condition of the roads in their localities. Especially during the rainy season, the situation exacerbates, rendering the roads nearly impassable. Motorists are unable to navigate these roads safely, often resulting in accidents and injuries.

Despite recent efforts to construct internal roads within these areas, the main road connecting Brijwadi, Loyanagar, and Gandhinagari to Uttaranagari remains neglected and in dire need of repair or reconstruction. Despite persistent appeals to the administration over several years, no action has been taken to address this pressing issue.

Adding to the residents' woes is the presence of a transformer dangerously situated between two poles along the road, posing a grave threat to public safety. Frustrated by the lack of response from authorities, residents have issued a stern warning of launching a vigorous protest if immediate action is not taken to repair the road and remove the hazardous electricity poles.

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