Taking note of the accidents on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Monday, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) started the installation of steel and cement crash barriers and retouching the edges of the road with yellow thermoplastic colour.
Arun Deodhar, chief engineer, MSRDC, said, “We have started installing steel and concrete barriers along the accident-prone stretches.
"But, collision of any vehicle with the concrete barriers could lead to another accident, as the vehicle would bounce back on the road.
"So, we are mulling the installation of wire rope crash barriers, which could prevent a vehicle from colliding with the divider.”
The estimated cost of installation of wire rope crash barriers is Rs. 376 crore.
An MSRDC official said, “Adverse weather conditions lead to blurring of yellow markings. So, we have started the retouching work. We hope to complete it in two months."