The recently constructed descending ramp of elevated corridor on the Mumbai-Agra national highway at Dwarka junction is in trouble. Sources reveal that after the 6.1 Kms stretch was opened for the public to commute in July this year, too many cracks have been noticed on this structure. The reasons for the cracks are the heavy loaded vehicles on expansion joints.
The descending ramp will be shut for repair purposes for the traffic reaching the city from Dhule. It is informed that there will be no access to vehicles for a week from tomorrow (Friday, 29th Nov, 2013). The constructers said that they would replace the expansion joints on all 4 ramps of the elevated corridor at the junction. The work on the ascending ramps has already been processed and completed. Vehicles are now allowed to access to the routes towards Mumbai or Pimpalgaon, Dhule from Dwarka junction.
People coming from Pimpalgao-Dhule must take the service road from K K Wagh College at Adgaon till the repairs works are duly completed. Sanjay Ingle, the project manager of the construction company informed ,”The joint would be replaced within a week on the ramp from the Pimpalgaon-Dhule direction, following which work on the down ramp from the Mumbai direction will be taken up.”
In case the motorists fail to take the service road from K K Wagh College and want to enter the city at Dwarka, they will have to drive nearly 10 km till the Garware point as there is no other access road from the elevated corridor besides the adjoining flyovers from Dwarka to Garware Point on Mumbai-Agra highway. The motorists failing to take the service road at the locations concerned will have to go all the way to the Garware point and subsequently take a U-turn. Similarly, once the work of the descending ramp for vehicles from Mumbai, they will have to take the service road from Bhujbal T Point.