The lane number one of the expressway is reserved for light motor vehicles, ambulances and other emergency vehicles.
Pune: The IRB Infrastructure and Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation is will install height barrier system on lane number one of Mumbai-Pune Expressway to restrict heavy vehicles. The lane number one of the expressway is reserved for light motor vehicles, ambulances and other emergency vehicles. But, often, heavy vehicles or multi-axel vehicles enter the lane one, blocking the traffic.
S.P. Aspat, senior police inspector, Highway Traffic Police, said, “Now, the police has asserted that heavy vehicles should not be allowed to enter lane number one and block traffic especially near the ghat section from Khalapur to Khandala exit on Mumbai-Pune expressway. Hence, traffic police has recommended the installation of height barrier system. It means that vehicles above the height of ambulance won’t be able to enter lane one. If they try to do so that structure will block the vehicles.”
The height barrier system will be put near Ghat section of Mumbai-Pune Expressway which stretches for 15 km. Hence, 15 systems will be installed. IRB and MSRDC on Monday conducted a trial of the system, and soon it will be placed.
Highway Traffic Police with Additional Inspector General R.K. Padmanabhan has been implementing various measures to smoothen the traffic on the expressway.