MSRDC feels there is no issue of over speeding
David Coulthard burnt the road on Bandra Worli Sea Link by zipping at a tremendous speed of 265 km/hr. However, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation feels that everything went out right and there is no issue about over-speeding. HT Correspondent reports.mumbai Updated: Oct 12, 2009 16:44 IST
David Coulthard burnt the road on Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) by zipping at a tremendous speed of 265 km/hr. However, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), that built this city-suburb link, feels that everything went out right and there is no issue about over-speeding.
"Issues like overspeeding will be dealt by the Mumbai Traffic police and for us everything went out right," said S Sabnis, chief engineer, BWSL. The event happened between 2-4 pm on October 11.
Earlier the MSRDC had issued a warning to the organisers to avoid Coulthard from driving beyond 100 km/hr. But now MSRDC feels that it would be an insult to the professional circuit driver if we create an issue out of it. “He’s a great driver and we cannot question his ability,” said sources in MSRDC.
Meanwhile, no decision on levying fine has been taken by the Mumbai Traffic Police.
"I will look into the matter and talk to MSRDC before any fine is levied for over-speeding," said Mumbai Traffic police Joint Commissioner Sanjay Barve.
The organisers who brought Red Bull Racing to Mumbai for the entertainment event have paid Rs 15 lakh as fee for using the sea-link and Rs 20 lakh which is day's approximate toll amount on the sea-link.
The event ended within 3 minutes as the vehicle zoomed from Bandra to Worli, while the spectators were left bedazzled.