An oil tanker rammed right into a highway divider right here in Maharashtra on Thursday, leading to an enormous visitors at a junction of the busy Mumbai-Ahmedabad freeway and different key roads on the outskirts of Thane metropolis, officers stated. There was no report of any casualty, they stated.
The tanker, which was on approach to Shilphata in Thane from Gujarat, met with the accident on the town’s arterial Ghodbunder Highway round 1.30 am, following which furnace oil from the automobile leaked on both aspect of the highway, Thane Municipal Company’s regional catastrophe administration cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam stated. This triggered heavy visitors congestion on each side of the Ghodbunder Highway and on the key junction of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad freeway right here, an official from Mira-Bhayander Vasai-Virar police commissionerate management room stated. “Commuters confronted a tricky time due to the horrible visitors jam on the important thing roads,” the official stated.
After being alerted, native firemen, police and RDMC personnel rushed to the spot the place they sprayed water and put sand to clear the oil, Kadam stated. However, the vehicular motion was nonetheless badly affected, officers stated. “Nobody was injured,” Kadam stated, including that efforts had been on to revive clean visitors motion on the roads..