Highway safety panel to submit report in Jan

The wedding guests were travelling from Ghatkopar in Mumbai to Pune when, around midnight, one of the mini-buses in their cavalcade developed a flat tyre near Khalapur toll plaza, about 42km from Panvel.

Many passengers stepped out and waited between the buses and around them while the snag was being fixed. A speeding truck came and crashed into them, killing many on the spot.

The committee has also recommended installing speed guns on the highway to check speeding. The speed limit is 80 kmph. The highway police had also recommended that a dedicated police station be set up to handle accident cases on the 94km Expressway which falls under the jurisdiction of several police stations along the route.

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