Safety on Mumbai-Pune Expressway under Govt focus

Jun 01, 2012, 02:03 IST | PTI

Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Satej Patil today addressed a meeting of top officials with regard to safety on the accident-prone Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

In the meeting, it was decided to form a three-member committee to look into safety aspects like video vigilance and procuring speed guns for deployment on the 91-km stretch, official sources said. 

The panel will be asked to submit its report within a fortnight, they said.

It was also decided to procure 15 breath analysers and making arrangements for playing a CD at the toll nakas on the expressway informing drivers about taking necessary precautions, the sources added.

The meeting was held in the wake of a major accident on the six-lane expressway earlier this week in which 27 people were killed.

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