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    No toll exemption for vehicles on Mumbai-Pune Expressway: Maharashtra to Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court Tuesday that it had decided against exempting vehicles using the Mumbai-Pune Expressway from paying a toll. In an affidavit filed through the Public Works Department (PWD), the government informed the court while it had initially contemplated exempting light motor vehicles from paying levy at five toll plazas along the expressway, it had decided against granting any exemptions for now.

  • Motorists please note! Mumbai-Pune Expressway to remain shut from 12 pm to 2 pm today

    Mumbai-Pune Expressway will be shut for two hours for two hours from 12 pm to 2 pm today as MSRDC will be carrying out work for installation of electronic signboards along expressway for road safety. The signboard displaying safety measures will have instructions of not cutting lane from the left-hand side, wearing seatbelt and following traffic rules.

  • Magenta Power to set up 1st EV charging corridor in Mumbai-Pune highway

    Mumbai: Renewable energy solutions services provider Magenta Power today said it will set up the country’s first electric vehicles (EVs) charging corridor at Lonavala on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, a move that is expected to give a fillip to the government’s e-mobility plans.

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    Mumbai: Ujjwal Nikam involved in road mishap, escapes unhurt

    Mumbai: The police vehicle escorting celebrated Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam met with an accident at Khalapur on the Mumbai-Pune expressway on Monday night. The accident occurred due to heavy showers and low visibility.

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    MSRDC to use advanced technology to prevent landslides on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

    Mumbai: In a first, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) will be making use of Italian and Swiss technology to curb landslides on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway this monsoon. The process, which is in the last stage of completion, includes Geomorphological (study of earths surface) checking and surveillance in order to prevent rock falling incidents on the Expressway.

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    5 killed in accident on Mumbai-Pune expressway

    Mumbai: Five people travelling to Pune to attend a marriage were killed in an accident on the Mumbai- Pune expressway early this morning, police said.

  • MSRDC seeks agency to run trauma care centre along Mumbai-Pune Expressway

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has called for expression of interest from charitable hospitals for maintenance of a trauma care centre at Maval in Pune. The charitable hospital or an institute will be appointed to run the trauma care centre situated along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

  • Heavy container topples at Pen, severe traffic jam on highways

    Mumbai : A heavy container toppled at Amrutanjan bridge, Pen near Raigad on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Saturday early morning disrupting vehicular traffic till Saturday late night. The incident occurred in the early morning.

  • Mumbai: Infra panel approves projects worth over Rs 5000 crore

    The Maharashtra government over the weekend passed four major infrastructure projects worth Rs 5200 crore. The state government’s cabinet sub-committee gave approval to pending works of four major infrastructure projects which will include the Thane-Ghodbunder elevated road, a third bridge on Sion-Panvel highway, widening and elevated road on Bhiwandi-Kalyan-Shilphata highway, and augmentation of the Mumbai-Pune expressway.

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    Bus catches fire on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, no injuries reported

    Pune: A private bus, en route Pune from Mumbai, caught fire near Amrutanjan bridge on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway in Lonavla, but no one was injured, the police said today. The incident occurred late last night but none of the around 30 passengers of the bus was injured, a senior police official at Lonavla police station said.

  • Height barriers to installed on Mumbai-Pune expressway to avert accidents

    Mumbai: In a bid to avert accident in ghat section of the Mumbai-Pune expressway, the Highway Police will soon install height barriers to restrict heavy and other multi-axle vehicles entering the first lane. The Maharashtra state highway police has been working on this project for the last four months to install the height barriers between Khalapur and ghat section on the E-way.

  • Mumbai: MSRDC gives Rs 60 Lakhs to farmer for Samruddhi Corridor land

    Mumbai: The first-of-its-kind direct purchase scheme of land for Samruddhi Corridor was registered in Hingna tehsil of Nagpur district on Thursday. Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) compensated Rs 59.11 lakh for around 1.25 hectares to Ram Sahu, who became the first project-affected farmer to get benefit under direct purchase of land scheme through negotiations.

  • Travel time on Mumbai-Pune expressway set to be cut by 30 minutes

    There is good news for commuters of Mumbai and Pune. Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has got a green signal to construct missing link between Khalapur and Kusgaon. This is estimated to cost Rs 4,798 crore, and work is likely to start by November.