Trees on Mumbai Goa highway may turn dangerous during rains
Monsoon is just around the corner but National Highway department has yet not undertaken clearing of dried trees standing at both sides of Mumbai Goa highway
The highway passes through Raigadh, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg district carrying heavy traffic. Thousands of small and heavy vehicles travel through this route daily. Plenty of dried and age old trees are standing in dangerous conditions at both sides of the road. Heavy rains or storms may cause them collapse which can be hazardous to traffic and lives as well.
Every year trees like Suru, Acacia, Banyan, Mango etc collapse on roads during heavy and stormy rains which cause severe inconvenience to travelers. Public construction department ignores tree falling complains during night time which forces local villagers to put their lives in danger and help drivers to clear the road. No strong actions are taken despite of protests and agitations.
Some part of this route passes through forest where cutting tree is prohibited. Still public representatives and concerned authorities must take preventive measures to avoid accidents and traffic jams in rainy season.