Rain has wrecked one of India's busiest highways between two top tech hubs

A man holding a child walks through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug.4, 2019. India's monsoon season runs from June to September.Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

  • Heavy rainfalls in India have reportedly split a significant portion of 833-kilometers along National Highway 4.
  • The highway connects Pune in Maharashtra to Bengaluru in Karnataka.
Heavy rainfalls in India have reportedly split a significant portion of 833-kilometers along National Highway 4, after a landslide on Monday. The highway connects Pune in Maharashtra to Bengaluru in Karnataka.


The local authorities blocked the traffic on both sides of the damaged highway forhas the next 24 hours. According to the media reports, it may take several hours to repair the damage allowing normal vehicular movement.

NH4 is among the busiest routes in India as there are thousands of people commuting to Belgaum and Pune, passing Kolhapur. The heavy rainfall in Maharashtra have affected the movement in the areas.

Mumbai, Konkan and other districts like Pune, Nashik, Kolhapur, Satara, Ahmednagar, have been witnessing torrential non-stop downpour since July 25, affecting routine life.

Disrupted train services have left thousands of outstation passengers stranded at various stations in Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar.

Heavy rains also washed away a portion of a bridge on Pinjal River in Palghar on Sunday morning, bringing traffic to a complete halt. However, there were no casualties reported.
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