PONDA: In the late evening yesterday three-meter-long concrete portion of the retaining wall beside the four-lane highway on Dhavlim-Farmagudi four-lane Highway collapsed in front of the house of one Shashikant Kavlekar due to vibration on NH traffic.
The other support portion also does not have bonding or steel, and the locals have expressed concern over substandard work of the 100-meter-long wall posing a risk to lives.
Sarpanch Manuja Naik, deputy Sushant Kapileshwarkar, Panchmember Supriya Naik and locals inspected the site.
Sarpanch Manuja Naik said the two-year-old child was lucky, and this baby playing in front of the house narrowly escaped as the huge concrete portion of the wall collapsed just after the child had left the spot.
Sarpanch said she would write to NH to inspect the site and install strong railings, as there is a pathway below the retaining wall.
The local Panchmember Sumitra Naik inspected the site and demanded inspection by Local Panchayat and NH authorities. The three-meter-long huge concrete support collapsed due to the vibration of heavy vehicles on NH.
With the collapse of a three-meter-long huge concrete support block, locals panic as if such concrete blocks placed in this area may collapse anytime, leading to tragedy as below there is a pathway.
Therefore, the locals demanded immediate inspection by NH authorities to adopt safety measures for locals.