Pune, 7th December 2022: The temporary measures suggested by a private organisation to prevent frequent accidents in the Katraj Tunnel to Navale Bridge area are in the final stage.
A report on the long-term measures taken to prevent accidents in the Navale Bridge area will soon be submitted by the private organisation to the administration.
More effective measures will be implemented to prevent accidents. A voluntary organisation has been appointed for that. The temporary measures suggested by this organisation have been taken up immediately.
In this background, the concerned private organisation, Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) held a video conference on Tuesday (December 6) morning. In it, these measures were reviewed. Soon the organisation will submit a report on long-term measures to the administration.
Speaking about this, NHAI Deputy Manager Ankit Yadav said, “In the road safety committee meeting chaired by Pune Guardian Minister Chandrakant Patil, various measures were proposed to prevent accidents in the Navale Bridge area. Proposed measures are in progress.”
To review these measures, the officials of relevant agencies such as NHAI, Regional Transport Office (RTO), Traffic Police, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), District Administration, and the private company that suggested these measures will conduct a direct inspection of the area from Katraj Tunnel to Navale Bridge, he further informed.
What are the temporary measures?
-Separate right-hand lane for heavy vehicles in the area of seven kilometres from Katraj Tunnel to Navale Bridge. After completing the Katraj tunnel, an inspection will be set up to detect these changes.
-Big boards in different languages such as Marathi, Hindi, and English will be put up at this place.
-High rumble strips will be installed in these seven kilometres to prevent speed.
-An announcement will be made to prevent heavy vehicles from neutralizing from the tunnel to Navale Bridge.
-Pedestrian elevated walkways (skywalks) will be constructed at those places where pedestrians need to cross the road.