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Tag Archives: Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Committed to Road Safety

In 2000 when the Mumbai-Pune Expressway was thrown open to traffic, the six-lane highway cut travel time between the cities by two hours and lifted traffic off the old Mumbai-Pune highway. However, the 94.5km expressway did become one of the most accident-prone stretches in the country with the Maharashtra police recording about 214 accidents between 2012 and 2013. As per ...

‘Safety under 80’ campaign on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

As part of the Zero Fatality Corridor (ZFC) initiative, Save LIFE Foundation, in association with Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd (MSRDC) and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) launched a campaign on the Mumbai- Pune Expressway (MPEW) about the dangers of speeding. “Safety Under 80”— talks about the dangers of speeding. This initiative is expected to reduce the number of ...

India Inc help to make roads safer

In a bid to make the country’s roads safer, Minister For Road Transport And Highways Nitin Gadkari has asked all major automobile makers to adopt stretches of highways for fixing black spots, setting up trauma centres and providing life-saving ambulance services.  The minister has written to carmakers to make vehicles as per Global NCAP norms to ensure pedestrian safety. Companies ...

Expressways and Highways: Mumbai?s Dangerous and deadly connections

Mumbai-Goa Highway and Mumbai-Pune Expressway have been in news over the last few years for severe accidents resulting in many deaths. It is time we made these connections safer. Vidyottama Sharma on the causes of accidents and possible remedies. Mumbai-Goa Highway: April 25, 2013: Four people, including three women, died and a woman injured in Raigad district, 140km from Mumbai, ...

Expressway safety report to be submitted to Maharashtra government

The Western India Automobile Association (WIAA) is in the process of submitting a host of safety recommendations to the Maharashtra government on the safety measures to be taken on the Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Goa expressways in the state which have witnessed an alarming rise of accidents of late. The Association has recommended among other things, a provision for rest rooms for ...

Mumbai-Pune Expressway to get tunnels

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) will build tunnels and bridges on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in a bid to stem the rising number of accidents on the expressway. The ?2,600 crore project involves putting up two sets of parallel bridges and tunnels at various places on the expressway, which will also extend the length of the expressway by about ...