Accident victims on expressway get quick relief
Accidents along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway have reportedly reduced considerably since the deployment of Quick Response Van (QRV) in November.
The QRV was deployed on November 6 in Panvel by Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to address emergency situations on the expressway. Since then, around 200 calls have been attended to by the QRV which provides early relief to accident victims.
The van was initially deployed at Lonavla on an experimental basis with the help of Aryan Pump Company. The system helped reach accident victims in ghat areas in short duration.
Hence, three more QRVs have been deployed on the expressway at Panvel, Khalapur and Talegaon.
Trained rescue operators have been posted on the van. Most calls to the van come from Khalapur and Lonavla.
“Around 200 calls have been attended since the QRV service was started in Panvel on November 6. The squad has ensured that the traffic norms are not violated and there is smooth flow of traffic. The van is the first to reach in case of fire,” said Haridas Suryavanshi, who leads the squad at Panvel.
“On November 23, a truck carrying devotees of Ekveera was involved in an accident at Bhatan tunnel. The QRV was the first to reach the spot and start rescue operation,” said Chetan Patil, a squad member.