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Mumbai-Goa highway shut for traffic due to heavy rains

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 July 2019, 15:44 IST
Mumbai-Goa Highway

Mumbai-Goa national highway in Maharashtra has been shut for traffic since Saturday morning due to flood in the Jagbudi river in coastal Ratnagiri district following heavy rains, police said.

Torrential rains since Friday night have triggered a flood-like situation in some parts of Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts.

An official said the river water gushed on the highway near Khed in Ratnagiri district this morning.

Savitri and Amba rivers in Mahad and Pali in Raigad district are also in spate following which traffic at Nagothane and on Khopoli-Pali road has been suspended, he said.

Personnel of disaster response force and police are deployed in those areas to avoid any untoward incident, the official added.


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First published: 27 July 2019, 15:44 IST