Navi Mumbai, Sept. 27 -- The Pune-bound carriageway of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway will be closed for vehicles from 12pm to 2pm on Friday, owing to repair and construction work undertaken by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC).

"Smaller vehicles going towards Pune during the two-hour blockade will be diverted via Kalamboli and Uran bypass road, while the heavy vehicles will be asked to halt on the sides, till the road is re-opened at 2 pm," a senior MSRDC official said.

The MSRDC is constructing an overhead structure (gantry) on the highway. They are also putting up signboards and video messages for the motorists.

An MSRDC official said, "On Friday, one such gantry will be constructed at Chikle village in Raigad dis...