Now pay Rs 1,000 fine for covering Khalapur-Urse Expressway stretch in less than 36 minutes

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Shikha Chaurasia

Pune, July 19, 2020: The 55 km stretch between the Khalapur and Urse toll plazas on Pune-Mumbai expressway if covered in less than 36 minutes, a fine of Rs 1000 will be imposed from August 1. The Union Ministry of road transport and highways has set up a maximum limit of 100 kmph for and a minimum limit of 50 kmph in ghat sections of expressways.


The Highway Safety Patrol (HSP) department officials said that people who will not follow the speed limit in these sections and will cover the stretch in less than 36 minutes will be booked for over speeding and a fine of Rs 1000 will be imposed.


The HSP has two interceptor vehicles which are equipped with modern speed guns. The vehicles are posted at Khandala and Vadgaon respectively. “With the help of this, we will easily be able to catch the over speeding vehicles during the daytime. But at night, it is difficult because the vehicles are deployed on the expressway and most of the night time accidents take place in the shoulder lane. That is why vehicle users should adhere to the rules”, an officer said.