m. Ta. Representative, Pune :
Considering the increase in the number of vehicles in the last few years and further increase in traffic due to Navi Mumbai Airport in the future, the government has decided to increase one lane on each side of the Pune-Mumbai Expressway. The State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) will prepare its Detailed Project Report (DPR) and it is expected to spend around Rs.
The Yashwantrao Chavan Pune-Mumbai Expressway is known as the first expressway in the country. The expressway was designed to reduce travel time between Pune and Mumbai. Twenty years have passed since this highway became operational, and during this period, the number of vehicles using this highway has increased several times. While the daily capacity of the Pune-Mumbai Expressway is between sixty thousand, currently more than eighty thousand vehicles use the road daily. That is why it is often seen that citizens take five hours or more to travel instead of three to three-and-a-half hours due to traffic jams in the Ghats. The ‘missing link’ project has been undertaken by the Road Development Corporation itself to break the deadlock on the highway. However, the government plans to expand both routes as the number of vehicles on the highway is expected to increase in the future.
Why is the highway eight lanes?
– Pune to Mumbai missing link work is in final stage.
– Missing link, Navi Mumbai Airport is likely to increase traffic from Pune to Mumbai and from Mumbai to Pune.
– 30 percent more vehicles are traveling on this highway than the daily traffic capacity.
– Over capacity vehicles have increased traffic congestion and accidents.
160 hectares of land for the tunnel