Season’s highest rainfall slows down Mumbai

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Mumbai Flood

The monsoon has covered the entire country, 17 days ahead of its normal onset date. At 99driver.in, we believe that while this is good news for the farmers, for cities like Mumbai it is bad news.

On 7/7/2018, Ajay Kumar, Scientist, India Meteorological Department had announced that heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to occur in Konkan, Goa and Mumbai in the next five days.

Today, due to the torrential rain roads overflowing with water and traffic jams are seen all across Mumbai.

According to the weather bureau, Mumbai recorded these quantities of rain:

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As usual due to the heavy downpours already Mumbai residents are stuck in their homes. Movement of people and vehicles are limited due to water-logging leading to traffic jams. Vehicles on many roads were seen crawling because of the rain and low visibility, while potholes compounded the problem.

Urban transport infrastructure is the first to be hit during the rains. Several schools declared a holiday today and many office-goers have decided to stay at home.

The rapid increase of built-up area and the use of concrete to level the ground are few of the reasons why rain water is not quickly absorbed by the soil.

Here are some advices from 99driver.in:

5 things that you should not do while driving on a flooded road

  • Watch out for broken electric wires and cables.

You will be at the risk of electrocution.

  • Don’t follow large vehicles

Trucks and buses displace huge quantity of water. This water can enter the engine through the exhaust pipe and stall your car.

  • Take an alternate route

Drive on an alternate route if possible. Even if the distance is longer, it is better than the water logged roads.

  • Avoid applying the brake when you hit a pothole or speed breaker

The moment you lift you feet off the accelerator, water will enter the exhaust pipe. So, instead of braking, drive at a steady speed in the lower gears.

  • Check the brakes

Brakes can get wet, while driving through flood. Apply brakes a few times to make the brakes dry.

Don’t let the heavy rains in Mumbai stop you. Hire an expert driver from 99driver.in. We are one of India’s leading professional driver services available on hourly, weekly and monthly basis.

Call us our toll-free number: 8692000099.

Mumbai Pune routes witness most number of accidents

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99driver.in (drivers for hire services) would like to caution its readers that driving safely must always be top-of-the-mind. A lot of Mumbaikars and Puneites travel to and fro every day.

During the weekends, the traffic increases as more and more people travel for personal reasons. The holiday travelers too increase. This is also when the danger of reckless drivers overtaking other vehicles happen the most. In a hurry to get ahead of others, such driving can prove to be fatal.

But, during the week driving speedily on the super express highway can be very tempting. 99driver.in would advice you not to. For your family’s well-being and your health including your financial health too do remember the speed limit on Mumbai-Pune expressway is 80 km/hr. It is always best to call 99driver.in for drivers on hire to help you reach your destination safely.

The Mumbai-Pune Expressway is India’s first 6-lane concrete, high-speed, access controlled tolled expressway. So what is a toll plaza?

On a toll road you will always come across a toll plaza – a gated area where you slow down or stop to pay a toll to travel further.

Highways and roads are built with local, state or national government money. These monies are raised from taxes. A toll is a tax that is collected only from the users of the toll road.

https://www.99driver.in/ would like to enlighten you that tolls allow new roads to be built and maintained without raising taxes on the general public.

The various forms of Toll Collection Systems are

Conventional Toll Collection Systems: This includes manual and automatic collection with the use of touch screen monitors, computers, fast toll barriers, optical, LED displays etc.

Electronic Toll Collection: These include video motion detectors, Laser Scanners, optical separators etc.

Manned Toll Collection: This includes invoicing, payment management, equipment management, statistical and events reports.

Regular maintenance of the roads is a must to prevent accidents and also to increase safety on the highways, and for this purpose tolls are essential.

It is not a hidden truth that Mumbai and Pune see maximum number of road accident deaths in Maharashtra. It is always wise to call 99driver.in for drivers on hire to help you out.

A total of 533 people died in road accidents in Pune in 2016. In Mumbai, 44 more people were killed in the same year.

In India, according to 2017 statistics, around 1.46 lakh people have lost their lives in the 4.60 lakh road accidents that have been reported. Calling a driver on hire would be the ideal way to travel in your car.

Some of the reasons that cause car accidents are:

Mobile Phones:

Despite strict fines and police checks, drivers talk, text on their mobile phones. This device can be a distraction while driving.

Drinking and Driving:

Intoxicated drivers cause accidents because they lose control of the vehicles.

Speeding:

High speed driving can make the driver lose control over the vehicle. Injuries tend to be serious during such times.

Reckless Driving:

Rash driving puts everyone on the road in danger.  There is no excuse for causing harm to anybody.

Rains:

Rains make road surfaces slippery.  The chances of vehicles slipping out of control or being rear-ended by other vehicles are more.

Other reasons for accidents are: 1) Not following traffic signals 2) Drowsy Driving 3) Improperly maintained vehicle 4) Vehicles not maintaining proper distance from each other 5) Drivers driving on the wrong side of the road

Fitness Certificate to drive in the Monsoon Season

At 99Driver.in, we welcome the monsoon season with joy. But the torrential rain that fell, just a few days back, is a cause of concern. If you must drive during rainy season call: 8692000099. Our driver for hire will reach you within 30 minutes.

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The good news is only cars in perfect condition has survived the fury. But unfit cars have suffered a breakdown.

Vehicle Fitness Certificate is compulsory. As per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, a valid certificate of fitness is a must. Unfit vehicles, deemed as unregistered; are not permitted to be driven at all.

A fitness certificate is an official document that certifies that the holder’s vehicle is fit to drive. 99Driver.in insists that driving in public places without a vehicle fitness certificate is illegal.

As per the Motor Vehicles Act, a vehicle must have a fitness certificate issued by the manufacturer. Another fitness certificate issued by the state RTO authorities after the inspection of its condition, its pollution certificate, tax, insurance, and other formalities.

For how long is the Fitness Certificate valid?

1 – For Private Vehicles, it is valid for 15 years and after checks, thereafter for every 5 years.
2 – For Commercial vehicles, it is valid for 2 years and renewed every year.

During the monsoon season, some of the damages that happen to the cars include breakdowns, engine damage, hydrostatic lock of engine among others.

Damage to the engine is obvious when water floods the vehicles. So will the electronic circuits. Expert drivers for hire from 99driver.in discourages you from driving during heavy rains.

Precautions you must take

Stay away from driving your car during heavy rains or through flooded water. Travel only if is absolutely necessary.

1 – Always drive on the highest section of the road if it is safe to do so.
2 – Avoid closing the doors with central locking. Opening them in an event of any electrical short circuit is difficult.

99Driver.in insists on keeping a heavy object like a hammer or stone in your car. Break the window panes with it, if the door get stuck due to short circuit.

Ideally, you must hire a driver to take you around. Hire a driver from 99Driver.in. Call: 8692000099.