Chain of silence echoes Thane’s pothole problem

On Tuesday morning, approximately 100 Thane residents formed a human chain at the Anandnagar toll plaza on the Eastern Express Highway. Some of them held placards with messages like “NoRoadsNoVotes”, and if you looked at the potholes on the stretch, you could spot some with cut-outs of fish in them (to suggest that the potholes are so big, they could be ponds). All this was part of a protest organised by the Thane Citizen Forum and the aim was to highlight the continuing problem of potholes, which authorities have struggled to contain.