Mistry car crash: 62 deaths on same stretch this year

The 100-km stretch of Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway between Ghodbunder in Thane and Dapchari in Palghar district has witnessed 262 accidents this year, claiming at least 62 lives and leaving 192 persons injured, police officials said. Poor maintenance of the road, lack of proper signage and absence of speed curbing measures are cited among the factors responsible for the high number of accidents.