In Photos: To prevent accidents, crash cushion installed on Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi highway

As the Shirdi-Bharvir stretch near Nashik of the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi highway will be opening today for vehicles, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) authority has installed Impact Attenuator technology also known as a crash cushion in order to prevent road accidents. See pics (Photo/MSRDC)

Updated On: 2023-05-26 01:33 PM IST

Compiled by : Anagha Sawant

Crash cushion installed in order to prevent road accidents Pic/MSRDC

The technology has been on the entire stretch of the Samruddhi Highway, in order to reduce the impact of the accident and preventing serious injuries to the motorists

The Impact Attenuators also known as Highway Impact Attenuators as well as 'Crash Cushion' are devices that are typically employed to lessen the effect of a motor vehicle collision where the impacts can damage other vehicles, other drivers, or surrounding structures. The Impact Attenuators are designed to absorb a significant amount of the momentum and kinetic energy of colliding vehicles

speaking about the installation, Sanjay Yadav, joint managing director, MSRDC said, "We have introduced the Impact Attenuator technology on the Shirdi-Bharvir stretch and the other stretch of the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi highway. The technology has been provided near highway structures as a precautionary measure. If any speeding vehicle hits on structures it will absorb this impact. A total of 245 Impact Attenuators have been installed between Shirdi to Bharvir”

The work on the last stretch between Igatpuri to Amane in Bhiwandi is more than 80 per cent complete and by December the entire work is expected to complete

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde will open the Samruddhi Expressway’s 80 km long Shirdi-Bharvir section near Nasik today. Once this stretch is opened the other section between Bharvir to Igatpuri is also expected to be thrown open for traffic soon

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