Mumbai: The state government has decided to pull up contractors for poor maintenance of Mumbai-Pune expressway and the poor state of safety measures on the road in wake of the recent accidents on the road. The state owned corporation has even served a preliminary notice in this regard
Disclosing that the state-owned utility Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has sent a Preliminary Notice to Mhaiskar Infrastructure, contractors of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway (Yashwantrao Chavan Expressway) for unsatisfactory maintenance and has asked it to take the necessary action within 60 days, minister for Public Works Department Eknath Shinde said that during the recent inspection following the tragic accident that left 17 people dead, many deficiencies were noticed.
“The MSRDC and the government will take action against the contractor if they fail to make good all compliance and shortfalls within 60 days,” the minister said. Shinde also said that the state cabinet has decided to include a separate chapter in Highways Act to add provisions for land pooling method for Nagpur-Mumbai Super Express Communication Way.
“The state cabinet approved the proposal to acquire land for the proposed Mumbai-Nagpur Super Expressway under the Land Pooling Model,” the minister said.