30 minute traffic block held on Mumbai-Pune Expressway for installing overhead high tension wire on June 25

India’s one of the busiest roads, the Mumbai – Pune Expressway, remained closed for 30 minutes between 1 pm to 1.30 pm on June 25. The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) had scheduled a maintenance and repair work of overhead wires near Parandwadi in Mawal Taluka of Pune during this period. In view of this work, the expressway traffic was suspended in both directions between Kiwale Bridge and Urse Toll Plaza.

Meanwhile, the heavy vehicles had to be parked 500m ahead of Parandwadi (84.400 km) where repair work was carried out. The Mumbai bound light and passenger vehicles were diverted on Old Pune – Mumbai Highway from Kiwale bridge near Pune. Similarly, the Pune bound light and passenger vehicles were diverted on Old Mumbai-Pune Highway from Urse toll plaza near Talegaon. Traffic police had ensured a strong deployment of police personnel to regulate traffic movement during the diversions.

The Mumbai – Pune Expressway is one of the busiest roads in India and provides faster connectivity from Mumbai to Pune. The expressway also connects cities like Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Belgaum, Hubli and Bangalore with Mumbai. Around 45-50 thousand vehicles ply daily on the expressway. Several people use expressway to visit Bhushi dam, Ekvira Devi Temple and Tiger Point apart from business travels. This scheduled maintenance and repair activity carried out by MSEDCL affected many travelers during this particular period. However, the disruptions could be largely minimized with effective traffic management and also as the authorities had published the news related to closure of the stretch in several popular media and publications.

CyerTech Risk Center Analysis:

The analysts of Cybertech Risk Center generated real-time alerts on this incident and monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk center cover Maritime Incident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Public Transportation Disruption, Roadway Closure, Train Accident and Train Derailment under the ‘Transportation’ category that could be the reason of disruption for the client’s business continuity process.

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