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Potholes on Mumbai roads to be filled at priority in the next 2-3 weeks

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday finalised the decision to fix the issue of potholes on the roads of Mumbai, on a priority basis. The repair work will be completed within the next 2-3 weeks. Reportedly, BMC Commissioner has directed ward officials to inspect their areas for pits and fill them up on the same day. Additionally, Assistant Commissioner and road engineers have also been directed to conduct similar tasks in their respective areas.

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Mumbai-Pune Expressway to soon get an AI-based Traffic Management System

Traffic on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway will soon be streamlined and regulated by the authority of an Intelligent (or Highways) Traffic Management System (I/HTMS). As per reports, the MSRDC has decided to pull the project on a fast track, especially after the two-year delay. The lowest-bidder has been selected to implement the artificial intelligence (AI)-backed application in about 9 to 10 months, after testing.

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Easing travel between Mumbai & Thane, new stretch of Kopri Bridge to open soon for public

The road expansion project of the Kopri Bridge in Mumbai is in its last leg and the stretch is likely to open for the public within a fortnight. The new development will improve connectivity and dissolve traffic by giving people access to an 8-lane road, instead of the present 4. People travelling from Mumbai to Thane city, Northern Maharashtra, Kalyan or Dombivali, will be benefitted from this refurbished route.

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MMRDA to conduct trial runs for Mumbai Metro elevated-corridors 2A & 7 from May 31

Mumbai's metro-mesh network is all set to amplify soon as the MMRDA has decided to start test runs on the overhead corridors of Line 2A and 7 from May 31. The Development Authority has attained the electrification work on the two suburban metro lines to launch the trials, Monday onwards, with the aim to commission commercial runs by October 2021. These elevated routes will slash the travel time by around two-third, compared to the existing duration of the road journey and ease road congestions, as well.

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Mumbai Police reintroduces e-pass system for vehicles, replacing colour-coded stickers!

The rather confusing colour-coded sticker system, which was recently imposed in Mumbai to facilitate traffic movement on sticker-based priority, has been discontinued, an official stated on Friday. The system was primarily set up to ensure smooth movement of emergency and essential services' vehicles, despite several coronavirus restrictions here.

However, on Friday, the Maharashtra police decided to reintroduce the e-pass system for vehicular movement in Mumbai, as it already governs the rest of the state. This step will ease travellers' discomfort, who until now had to comply with two traffic systems - stickers in Mumbai and e-passes at the state level.

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