With a flood-like state of affairs in Sangli and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra, site visitors on the essential Mumbai Bangalore Freeway (Nationwide Freeway 4) needed to be stopped between the 2 cities from the early hours of Tuesday.
Officers mentioned the street will likely be opened solely after water ranges return to regular.
The NH4 between Mumbai and Bangalore traverses Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur in Maharashtra and Nipani and Belgaum in Karnataka.
Superintendent of Police, Maharashtra State Freeway Patrol, Milind Mohite, mentioned, “Because of a creating flood state of affairs in Kolhapur and Sangli, the site visitors on NH4 has been utterly stopped earlier than Peth Naka in Sangli and after Kolhapur from 3 am. Our employees has been deployed at varied factors and toll cubicles to tell folks concerning the closure. The state of affairs is being intently watched. The site visitors restriction will likely be lifted solely after water ranges are regular.”
In the meantime, Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) groups deployed in Sangli and Kolhapur have launched rescue operations to maneuver stranded folks to safer locations. The groups have up to now rescued over 200 folks.