The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), which is in charge of the Mumbai-Pune expressway, on Wednesday, announced several measures to prevent accidents on the stretch.
The measures include setting up a CCTV network for round-the-clock surveillance, expanding the road, building a truck terminus for drivers to rest and a trauma centre with ambulances.
The measures were announced after a meeting by public works minister Jaidutt Kshirsagar following an accident on on December 24 in which actors Anand Abhyankar and Akshay Pendse died.
The MSRDC said the truck terminal was being planned as it was found that fatigue is a major reason why drivers lost control of vehicles. Further, the existing median openings on the expressway used by drivers to take U-turns would be reviewed and their numbers reduced.
MSRDC said it had sent a proposal for expressway expansion to the state govt for its approval.