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Updated December 30th, 2023 at 21:24 IST

High traffic alert on Mumbai-Pune expressway as New Year approaches

The Mumbai-Pune Highway Traffic Police had earlier issued similar advisories during the Christmas period.

High traffic alert on Mumbai-Pune expressway as New Year approaches
High traffic alert on Mumbai-Pune expressway as New Year approaches | Image:PTI
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Pune: With the countdown to the New Year ticking away, the Mumbai-Pune Expressway is experiencing a surge in traffic as holidaymakers embark on their year-end getaways. As people enjoy a four-day break from December 30 to January 1, the Highway Traffic Police, Maharashtra, has issued a proactive appeal for motorists to ensure a safe and smooth traffic flow on the busy expressway.

The official X handle of Highway Traffic Police, Maharashtra, conveyed, “On 30th and 31st of December, the number of vehicles on the Mumbai Pune Expressway will increase significantly due to holidays to schools, colleges, workplaces, etc. Hence, citizens are requested to review the traffic situation and start their journey.”

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Recognizing the potential traffic challenges during prolonged holidays, the Highway Traffic Police had earlier issued similar advisories during the Christmas period. The appeal emphasizes the importance of planning travel meticulously to avoid congestion and ensure a safe driving experience.

As the holiday season contributes to increased vehicular movement, the Highway Traffic Police anticipates potential bottlenecks and long lines of vehicles on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The call to action is not only to ease traffic congestion but also to prioritize the safety of travelers during this festive time.

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Motorists are encouraged to plan their journeys, adhere to traffic regulations, and exercise caution while driving to make their holiday travel enjoyable and incident-free. With the New Year just hours away, the Highway Traffic Police's appeal serves as a reminder for responsible and safe driving practices on the bustling Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

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Published December 30th, 2023 at 21:24 IST

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