150kmph on Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway to be fatal, says Diwakar Raote

Expressing concerns over the safety of motorists, state transport minister Diwakar Raote has warned that the proposed speed of 150 km per hour can lead to accidents on the Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway, also known as Samruddhi Mahamarg.

The Rs46,000-crore expressway is chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ dream project.

While addressing the concluding day of Road Safety Fortnight at YB Chavan Centre on Tuesday, Raote asked if vehicles were accustomed to plying at 150 kmph and whether the proposed smart and intelligent systems can curb accidents.