Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, the Maharashtra government has decided to suspend toll collection from light motor vehicles traveling from Mumbai to Konkan region this year.
PWD minister Chandrakant Patil on Monday, August 26 announced that the state will suspend toll on Mumbai-Kolhapur highway.
This relief will be effective from August 30 to September 12 as people use this stretch to reach their native places during Ganeshotsav.
Also, the work to fill potholes on the Konkan route is underway. During the festive season, 10,000 buses and 40,000 passengers’ vehicle are expected to move in this route.
As per the reports, the Maharashtra state road transport corporation will also deploy special buses between the popular routes in Maharashtra to accommodate people traveling for Ganeshotsav. The special buses will run on the routes between Mumbai-Pune part of Konkan region.