Mumbai : Deccan Express – Heavy rain | The State faced heavy rains recently. It caused flooding at many places. It also caused landslides at many places, in which lives were lost. The State Public Works Department (PWD) suffered heavy losses in these incidents. A primary estimate stated that roads in the State suffered the highest damage amounting to Rs 1,800 crore. The PWD has made this estimate.
Speaking to the media, State PWD Minister Ashok Chavan revealed this. All divisions in the State reported flooding, heavy rains and landslides. Roads and bridges suffered heavy losses. In Konkan alone, losses are estimated to be Rs 700 crore. Pune, Amravati, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Nashik divisions also faced big damages, said Chavan.
A survey is being conducted in the districts from Konkan and western Maharashtra which reported the highest losses. District-wise chief engineers and other officers of that rank are carrying out the survey, he said.
Around 290 roads were closed for traffic during heavy rain and flooding. Traffic on 469 roads came to a standstill while 140 bridges submerged.
A meeting of the PWD will be held on August 3. A review of the losses will be done in it and the amount of damage is likely to increase.
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