Traffic Alert: Severe traffic congestion on Mumbai-Pune Expressway sparks safety concerns

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Commuters travelling between Mumbai and Pune continue to face significant delays on Friday as well due to heavy congestion on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, particularly in the vicinity of Lonavala. The situation has been exacerbated by heavy vehicles blocking all lanes, causing traffic to come to a standstill.

The congestion has prompted authorities, urging commuters to avoid the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Delays are expected to persist for several hours, even into the afternoon, as traffic remains at a standstill.

In addition to the traffic snarl, concerns have been raised about the intense summer heat, with temperatures soaring to 40°C in Khandala today. The high temperatures increase the risk of clutch plates burning as the pressure on engine grows, posing a potential hazard to vehicles on the road.

Authorities are advising motorists to exercise extreme caution and consider alternative routes to their destinations. Planning ahead and staying updated on the latest traffic advisories are crucial for navigating through the congested sections of the expressway safely.

Efforts are underway to alleviate the traffic congestion and restore normalcy to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. In the meantime, commuters are urged to prioritize safety and adhere to traffic regulations while travelling.

Stay tuned for further updates on the evolving traffic situation on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

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