10 Facts About Mumbai-Pune Expressway You Didn't Know (PHOTOS)

By: Apoorva Tope | May 11, 2024

The Mumbai-Pune Expressway is an important stretch of road that connects Maharashtra’s financial capital with its educational capital

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One of the busiest corridors in the country, the expressway was opened to the public in April 2002

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In 2009, the expressway was named after Yashwantrao Chavan, the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra

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The expressway begins at Kalamboli in Navi Mumbai and extends to Kiwale in Pune, traversing through the picturesque Sahyadri mountain ranges

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The expressway has five exits along its entire length of 95 km, at Kon, Chowk, Khalapur, Kusgaon, and Talegaon

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Toll is collected at Khalapur for the Mumbai-Pune direction and at Talegaon for the Pune-Mumbai direction

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Around 1.5 lakh vehicles use the expressway every day

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To boost development along the expressway, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has identified 11 distinct areas where interested parties can set up commercial centers and roadside facilities

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The expressway is equipped with fencing on both sides to prevent cattle and pedestrian traffic from crossing over

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The expressway has witnessed a large number of road accidents, prompting the constant presence of police, ambulances, cranes, and other emergency services round the clock

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