The tough task for change began with an extensive engineering audit of the expressway two years ago. The busy Mumbai-Pune Expressway, which sees an average of 125 fatalities a year, witnessed another horrific accident on July 10. The incident took place near Kamshet tunnel in the Mumbai lane. Catch up on all the latest here. Many were from the neighbouring villages of Sajjangad, returning to the city after the end of summer vacation. The accident resulted in massive traffic snarls with hundreds of vehicles stuck on both sides of the old highway as rescue teams cleared the accident site.
Unsourced material may be challenged and. The expressway starts at just before Panvel and ends at Kiwale just before Pune. Driving or taking a bus between Mumbai and Pune was not practical, especially due to the fact that the ghat road between and was very treacherous in the monsoon season. Details on the condition of the passengers is awaited. A case has been filed with the Khalapur police. The bodies of the victims, as well as some of the injured persons, were taken to a local hospital even as heavy rains lashed the hilly area and rest of the district. On 10 June 2010, at least 10 people were injured and 30 vehicles were damaged in a pileup near which occurred when a bus skidded inside a tunnel.
Work is expected to commence in March 2009 and complete by September 2011. At least four people were killed and five others injured on Friday after a trailer rammed into two cars on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, police said. The second accident took place around 8. It has also convinced the state government to see reason in posting six ambulances at the expressway toll gates. The agency has also borne the bill for introducing soft barriers, improving signage and road markings, providing mild rumblers to keep snoozing drivers awake, and even made flexible barriers on sides, in case the driver is still not up. Safety Below Eighty The accidents that do occur on the Expressway now are mainly linked to human error, notably,. While hitting the plant pots may have been bad is it better than crossing onto the opposite carriageway and hitting another vehicle head on? Near Poorna point, a speeding container truck rammed headlong into the vehicle, damaging it severely.
There is no plan to give toll waiver for this expressway. Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! This is the second fatal accident on the highway this month. Click on the image for more pictures. The first accident took place at 6 am on Thursday on the Mumbai lane after a container was hit by a truck. If you are hitting the Mumbai-Pune Expressway any time soon, the ongoing driver awareness campaign would make sure your tail lights are working and your tyre pressure is suitable for the concrete road.
May 2012 It has five illuminated, ventilated tunnels totalling 5,724 metres. Other risk factors that have been identified include exposed bridge pillars which have been padded with crash barriers to reduce the impact of a crash, improving road signages, installing guardrails and improving visibility. The victims were Omkar Mahesh Hindlekar, 10, and his mother Manisha Hindlekar, 35. Advertising Innova driver Ashish Patil, who was returning to Mumbai from Lonavla along with his friends, is the complainant in the case. The accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway took place at around 5.
The tyres of one of the mini-buses carrying wedding guests got punctured on the highway and was parked on the roadside while another bus was stationed just behind the vehicle,helping it out with the repairs,survivors said. His family members have sustained injuries. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. When the bus landed with a thud on the ground, I quickly got out of the window and began looking for my wife and my eight-year old son. This led to the demise of various luxury train services on the route, and the rise of various Volvo and Shivneri luxury bus service, serving Navi Mumbai, Pimpri, and Kothrud. The expressway, which was fully operationalized in 2002, introduced new levels of speed and safety in automobile transportation to Indian roads.
It has six interchanges: Shedung, Chowk, Khalapur, Lonavala, Kusgaon and Talegaon. The 17 dead include three children, the youngest aged around two. A high-speeding auto lost control and rammed into the second mini bus from the rear,crushing people seated on the road between both the vehicles,police said. In fact, the Law Commission of India had claimed that 50 per cent of the road deaths on Indian roads could have been prevented, had timely assistance been given. The Mumbai-Pune North tube is 320 m and the Pune-Mumbai South tube is 360 m long.
A 34-kilometre-long 21 mi road has been constructed which bypasses the Pune Metropolitan Area which has also eased the traffic. Traffic towards Pune will be closed during the two hour period. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines. Due to the wide publicity, 133 tenders were sold and 55 tenders were received on 18 December 1997. There are also still bridge parapits with no protection to stop a car slamming into them head on. The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress. What would happen was that in an accident, if a vehicle would collide into one of these large flowerpots, the occupant was likely to die due to the impact.
The scenic, busy 95km stretch of Mumbai-Pune Expressway is one of the deadliest highways in the country. The driver of the trailer lost control over the vehicle and it hit the divider of the road while crossing the Khopoli area around 11am. Three other patients are admitted with serious injuries, including a woman with head and chest injuries. The police said details of how the accident happened are unclear as they have not been able to take the statements of the injured. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. This is particularly important as quicker the medical aid is administered, the higher the chances of survival for a road accident victim are.