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Maharashtra Minister Among Several Who Got Stuck in Traffic Snarl on Freeway Amid Heavy Rains

People wade through a water logged street during heavy rain in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. India's monsoon season runs from June to September. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

People wade through a water logged street during heavy rain in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. India's monsoon season runs from June to September. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

The Social Justice Minister was on his way to attend a meeting of NCP leaders held at Yashwantrao Chavan Centre hereby party chief Sharad Pawar, sources close to Munde said.

Maharashtra minister Dhananjay Munde was among the scores of people who were stuck in a traffic congestion on the Eastern Freeway here for around three-and-half hours due to heavy rains and water-logging on Wednesday.

The Social Justice Minister was on his way to attend a meeting of NCP leaders held at Yashwantrao Chavan Centre hereby party chief Sharad Pawar, sources close to Munde said.

According to sources, Munde left his hometown Parli in Beed district on Wednesday morning and reached the Freeway at around 5 pm. "It was raining heavily.

The ministers vehicle got stuck in the traffic jam on the Freeway and he could not attend the meeting of party leaders due to it. He could reach CST from Freeway after being in the traffic jam for around three-and-half hours," the sources said.

first published:August 05, 2020, 23:42 IST