Heavy autos to not ply on Mumbai-Goa route until Sept 20, Auto Information, Automobilnews
Pune: The motion of heavy items autos, barring these carrying important gadgets, shall be stopped alongside the Mumbai-Goa freeway from Wednesday to September 20. A Pune Regional Transport Workplace (RTO) supply mentioned the closure was a routine step taken every year throughout Ganeshotsav to limit rush to the Konkan area by way of the freeway. “Buses carrying folks, be it personal or these belonging to the Maharashtra State Street Transport Authority (MSRTC), can use the freeway. Transport autos carrying necessities resembling gasoline, milk, LPG, liquid medical oxygen, foodgrain and greens can use the Mumbai-Goa freeway,” the official mentioned.
Baba Shinde, president of the Maharashtra State Vahan Chalak Malak Pratinidhi Sanghatna, mentioned, “Heavy transport autos from Mumbai on the way in which to Goa can first come to Pune after which proceed to Goa by way of Kolhapur. The autos may take one other route by way of Satara and Chiplun. Autos from Pune to Konkan won’t be affected, as they take the route by way of Kolhapur or Chiplun.”
A Pune MSRTC official mentioned 165 extra buses have been plying to Ratnagiri, Raigad and Sindhudurg in Konkan. “Over 500 extra buses are plying to Konkan from locations resembling Satara, Sangli, Aurangabad, Nashik and Solapur,” the offcial mentioned.