Government's efforts are on to eliminate head-on collisions on the Mumbai-Goa highway. The lane expansion of the highway's 366-km stretch from Indapur to Zarap has been being inched ahead slowly. The Centre has given in-principle approval to expand the highway from two to four lanes. But ministers and officials involved in the project say that because of factors like seeking clearances, land acquisition and the tendering process, work is unlikely to start before 2015.
A report recommending safety measures to be taken on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and the Mumbai-Goa highway will be submitted to the Maharashtra government by February 7. The report is being prepared by the Western India Automobile Association ( WIAA).