ACCIDENT IN HIGHWAY IN THANE-
As the unlocking is progressing forward, many restrictions have been removed by the government. As a result, more and more people are now seen outside. The number of vehicles on roads is also increasing in the country. Due to this, the accidents and violations have also risen drastically as compared to the last few months where hardly such cases had been recorded.
- A road accident recently occurred in Thane and caused a lot of traffic chaos in the area. On 16th July 2021, a truck carrying tomatoes overturned in the Thane.
- This incident occurred around 2 a.m. on the Eastern Express Highway.
- The truck driver lost control of the vehicle, which in turn resulted in the overturning of the truck.
- The tomatoes that were loaded in the truck were scattered on the road.
- There were around 20 tons of tomatoes, which then scattered on the Eastern Express Highway.
TRAFFIC CHAOS DUE TO OVERTURNING OF TRUCK-
This caused traffic snarls in the Eastern Express Highway in Thane. Firstly, the truck remained overturned on the highway. Secondly, there were tomatoes scattered on the road which made it difficult for other vehicles to travel.
- Huge traffic was caused on both sides of the highway on Friday morning.
- As people are allowed to travel during the day, the traffic was worst during that time.
- The local authorities tried to move the truck on the side, so as to relieve the traffic to some extent, but to no avail. This caused more spilling of the tomatoes further.
- The traffic police in Thane were busy clearing the traffic and helping the other motorists move.
- On top of this, the rainfall added to the pile of difficulties for the traffic police and the local authorities.
- Waterlogging was caused due to the heavy rainfall in many parts of Thane slowing down the traffic further.