Heavy rainfall: Mumbai-Goa National Highway closed for traffic

Mumbai:The Mumbai-Goa National Highway has been closed for traffic due to heavy rainfall in Konkan region.

The traffic has been diverted via Kolhapur towards Mumbai from 8.30 pm, police said.

National Highway police control confirmed that the road from Mumbai towards Chiplun is working, while vehicles can not advance further due to heavy flooding on Jagbudi river. The vehicles are diverted from Chiplun towards NH 4 to reach Kolhapur.

The vehicular movement came at a halt at 8.30 pm tonight after the downpour intensified. It lead to traffic congestion at some points where small bridges were submerged.

On the night of August 2, a British era bridge constructed over Savitri river on the Mumbai-Goa highway collapsed following which two State Transport buses and some other private vehicles fell into the river.(PTI)