TRAFFIC SNARLS COMMON
The Sion-Panvel highway witnesses movement of ST, NMMT, BEST, Khapoli municipal council buses, MSRTC’s luxury buses Shivneri and scores of other private luxury buses.
Bus stops have been built along the highway, which has been expanded recently to curb traffic congestion, to pick and drop commuters without creating hurdles in the smooth flow of vehicular traffic on the road.
Instead of parking buses at designated stops, several bus drivers illegally park vehicles along the highway to pick and drop commuters.
Illegally parked buses are likely to be hit by speeding vehicles on the highway.
Besides this, illegal parking of vehicles along the highway also leads to traffic jam.
“A meeting will be held with bus drivers in this regard. They will be asked not to resort to malpractices like parking vehicles anywhere on the highway.”
RAJENDRA PARDESHI, Panvel bus depot manager