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Leakage reported at Mumbai Coastal Road Tunnel 2 weeks before Monsoon

There was heavy water logging on the road 100 metres ahead of the Marine Drive side exit.
Last Updated : 29 May 2024, 10:57 IST
Last Updated : 29 May 2024, 10:57 IST

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Two-weeks before the onset of Monsoon, Mumbai Coastal Road's tunnels are leaking. On Monday, water was seen dripping from the roofs, walls were damp and dark spots were seen on them as well, Hindustan Times reported.

There was heavy water logging on the road 100 metres ahead of the Marine Drive side exit.

Chief engineer of the project, Girish Nikam told HT that the leaks have been persisting since Sunday morning.

"There is a dampness in the wall that has been coming through the construction joints. We do not know exactly why this is happening as we are yet to check as traffic is on till 11 pm. We will be doing some grouting to arrest the leak," he said.

Nikam further explained that the said leaks were expected due to the joints present in the tunnel but said the the particular reason needs to be figured out.

While efforts have been made to stop the leaks, it had seemingly increased on Monday.

A construction official told the publication that the tunnel was made waterproof using grouting and said that more of it might be required. He reserved further judgement until after the inspection of leaks.

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Published 29 May 2024, 10:57 IST

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