Pune News : Police increases ‘Night Patrols’ on Pune-Mumbai expressway to enhance safety

Heavy vehicles prohibited on Mumbai-Pune Expressway until April 9 due to intense heat

Heavy vehicles prohibited on Mumbai-Pune Expressway until April 9 due to intense heat

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Pune: In response to the growing concerns about safety on the Pune-Mumbai highways, police authorities have announced an increase in night patrols along the route. The decision comes after a series of accidents reported on expressways.  

The police have deployed additional personnel and resources to intensify patrolling on the Pune-Mumbai highways during the night, with a focus on critical stretches between Kiwale and Amrutanjan bridge to curb the rash driving.

Speaking about the initiative, SP State Highway Police Lata Phad, stated, “A team of police officials deployed for patrolling purpose so that they can check rash driving , drowsiness. If requires they will intercept them and ask them to take rest.”

Phad further said that, The safety of citizens is our top priority, and we are committed to ensuring that the Pune-Mumbai highways are safe for commuters, especially during the night. The increased patrols will enhance visibility and surveillance, allowing us to respond more effectively to any untoward incidents.”

The police have also urged travelers to cooperate with law enforcement officials by following traffic rules, avoiding unauthorized stops in secluded areas, and reporting any suspicious activities. Additionally, the police have recommended that travelers use well-lit and busy routes, refrain from picking up hitchhikers, and stay alert at all times while driving.

The decision to increase night patrols on the Pune-Mumbai routes has been welcomed by the public and has been seen as a proactive measure to address safety concerns. Commuters have expressed appreciation for the police’s efforts to enhance security and ensure safer travel on the highways, particularly during the night.

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