Mumbai-Goa Highway Mega Block: Take These Alternative Routes

The block will be in effect from July 11 to July 13, during two time slots each day: 6 AM to 8 AM and 2 PM to 4 PM.
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Pune: The Mumbai-Goa Highway will experience a three-day block starting Thursday (July 11). This is to facilitate the installation of girders for the new Mhaysadara Bridge near Pui, close to Kolad.

The block will be in effect from July 11 to July 13, during two time slots each day: 6 AM to 8 AM and 2 PM to 4 PM. The Additional Director General of the Traffic Department has issued a notification regarding this.

Alternative Routes for Travelers from Mumbai to Goa:

  • From Wakan Phata, take the Bhise Khind-Roha-Kalad route to rejoin the Mumbai-Goa Highway.

  • From Wakan Phata, use the Pali-Ravalje-Kolad or Pali-Ravalje-Nizampur-Mangaon routes to return to the highway.

  • Vehicles on the Khopoli-Pali-Wakan National Highway can take the Pali-Ravalje-Kolad or Pali-Ravalje-Nizampur-Mangaon routes to rejoin the Mumbai-Goa Highway.

Alternative Routes for Travelers from Goa to Mumbai:

  • From Kolad, take the Kalad-Roha-Bhise Khind-Wakan Phata or Nagothane routes to rejoin the Mumbai-Goa Highway.

  • From Kolad, use the Ravalje-Pali route to connect to the Wakan-Pali-Khopoli National Highway.

  • From Kolad, follow the Ravalje-Pali-Wakan Phata route to rejoin the Mumbai-Goa Highway.

Konkan Railway Resumes After 18-Hour Disruption

Meanwhile, train services on the Konkan Railway resumed on Wednesday evening after an 18-hour halt due to heavy rain causing mud and water accumulation in the Pedne tunnel, located on the Maharashtra-Goa border.

Trains are currently operating with speed restrictions. The disruption had affected 32 mail and express trains, causing inconvenience to passengers.

The issue began around 3 AM on Tuesday when mud and debris clogged the tracks inside the tunnel. Continuous water seepage from the surrounding soil necessitated a temporary halt in train services for safety reasons.

Restoration work commenced immediately, and services resumed around 8:30 PM on Wednesday, according to Konkan Railway officials.

The Pedne tunnel, stretching 1,560 meters between Madure in Maharashtra and Pedne in Goa, presented significant challenges due to unexpected geological conditions and highly unstable soil.

Over 100 railway workers, along with 20-25 supervisors, worked tirelessly on the restoration. Konkan Railway's chief engineer and expert consultants were on site, supported by international advisors, as stated by Santosh Kumar Jha, Chairman and Managing Director of Konkan Railway.

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