In light of the tragic accident on the Hyderabad-Shirdi route on Saturday when a bus turned turtle over a bridge, killing 30 passengers.
Highways with four and six lanes are needed in a much bigger way, particularly the Hyderabad-Shirdi highway, where the accident took place. It is only two-lane. This highway was the most dangerous among those identified so far, with many sharp curves and accident-prone areas. It needs to be converted into a four- or six-lane road, The lack of safety of this road had been pointed out many times earlier, but no action has been taken so far on upgrading the laning. Also, the RTA “has not been maintaining any records pertaining to the number of accidents, as these are recorded district-wise by the respective district superintendents of police.