Mumbai: Two cars on the Sion-Panvel highway in Mumbai crashed into each other and rammed into several more cars on Wednesday morning, leading to a massive traffic jam on the busy route. A huge row of vehicles got stuck on the LP bridge between Belapur and Nerul due to the road accident. A total of seven cars were involved in the accident, the police said.Also Read - Good News: Ahead of Possible COVID Third Wave, BMC’s Sero-survey Finds 70-80% Population Have Antibodies
“The condition of the road is not so good in that area and that might have caused the accident. No one suffered injuries in the pile-up,” said Nerul traffic division police inspector Jagdish Shelkar, as quoted by Hindustan Times. Also Read - The Reason Why Sonu Sood's Properties Were Raided by I-T Department
“The pile-up temporarily blocked the Panvel-Mumbai lane and that caused a traffic jam for nearly an hour. Our officials removed the vehicles from the road. Things were back to normal after 11 AM,” he added. Also Read - Madras HC Rejects Order on Speed Limit to 120 kmph on Highways, Asks Centre to Issue Fresh Notification
Locals and commuters have repeatedly complained of potholes on the Sion-Panvel highway in Mumbai. It is also considered as one of the worst roads in Mumbai.
The Sion-Panvel highway is a crucial commercial route in Mumbai that connects the city with Mumbai-Pune Expressway and Mumbai-Goa highway via Navi Mumbai.