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08 Aug 2018

Mumbai-Goa Highway to be repaired by Sep 5, HC told

Mumbai-Goa Highway would become traffic worthy by September

The Maharashtra government and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) assured the Bombay High Court yesterday that they would repair potholes between Panvel and Goa on National Highway-66 by September 5.

A division bench of Justices AS Oka and Riyaz Chagla was hearing a PIL filed by lawyer Owais Pechkar raising the issue of the bad condition of roads every year during monsoons.

In context

Mumbai-Goa Highway would become traffic worthy by September

Next hearing

Court posted the matter for further hearing on September 10

The court had last week directed the NHAI and the state government to file affidavits stating by when it would repair the highway.

In their affidavits, they said they would repair the potholes by September 5.

The court accepted the affidavits and posted the petition for further hearing on September 10 by when the NHAI and the government will have to file compliance reports.

What did the petitioner say in his PIL?

Pechkar, in his petition, had said the Mumbai-Goa National Highway witnesses more than average traffic daily and the pothole-ridden roads pose a serious threat to people. He also said that several more people were likely to travel on the stretch during the upcoming Ganpati festival.

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