Mumbai-Ahmedabad NH traffic chaos: Viral video shows vehicles crawling on highway, netizens call it ‘peak corruption’

With the onset of monsoon, several social media users expressed the plight of commuters who travel daily on Mumbai-Ahmedabad NH

Livemint, Written By Sharmila Bhadoria
First Published15 Jun 2024, 11:09 AM IST
Screenshot of the viral video of Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway traffic chaos due to construction work
Screenshot of the viral video of Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway traffic chaos due to construction work

The monsoon's arrival in Mumbai has caused a range of problems for daily commuters on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway. The initial monsoon showers in the city left motorists struggling with potholes and waterlogging on the NH. Several videos of long traffic jams due to under-construction work in multiple stretches of the national highway have gone viral on the internet.

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In the video, dumpers, cars, and bikes can be seen navigating a small portion of the road, as most of the area is marred by waterlogging and potholes.

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According to a Hindustan Times report, the season's first rainfall, which lasted for nearly ten minutes resulted in a chaotic situation on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway near Ghodbunder Road in Thane few days ago.

The exact date and time of the viral video could not be identified. The video was shared by social media user Diwakar Sharma on 14 June. In one day, the video has received more than 482100 views and thousands of comments. Several social media users expressed their disappointment with the government because of the current situation of the national highway. Many even said that the road was way better for commuting prior to the beginning of renovation. 

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“Mumbai Goa highway is in a perpetual mess and now heavy rains in July will make it unusable.@nitin_gadkari ji has a lot to answer for, for not making a critical highway functional in 10 years of his job. What’s the point of Samruddhi,” commented a social media user on the post. 

“It's such a nightmare and the worst part is that it was a much better highway before they started renovating it,” wrote another user on X.

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“And we are expected to fight with China for new Manufacturing orders Not done. Needs immediate attention @nitin_gadkari ji, this is Dangerous... And who is the local MLA... ? Kisi ko Lena-dena nai hai,” said an X user. A few users jokingly asked “where is the road?”

“Horrible. Still the monsoon has not set in properly. Scared me even to think what will happen if it rains heavily for a long time. So many tweets since past many months regarding the same. But no response from @NHAI_Official or @nitin_gadkari. Sir, please look into i,” read a comment on the post.

According to the HT report, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has taken up the work of concretising the highway, however, commuters are facing the problem of potholes in the patches which are yet to be concretised.

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First Published:15 Jun 2024, 11:09 AM IST
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