PUNE To avoid traffic congestion in the Kondhwa-NIBM-Lulla Nagar area, deputy commissioner of police (traffic branch) Vijay Kumar Magar has advised traffic diversions on pilot basis from March 25 to April 22.
This will not have an impact on essential services like ambulance and fire brigade vehicles.
Magar said, “The plan is being implemented to decongest the area during the Ramadan period, but it will be extended throughout the year as people are facing severe bottlenecks due to traffic issues.”
The traffic diversion pilot plan is expected to help traffic run safely and smoothly and avoid traffic congestion. The order will be reviewed after a month to determine its effectiveness.
A meeting was held on Thursday at Kondhwa police station which was attended by the Magar to discuss the traffic congestion issues in the area. The police took note that as residents step out for shopping during the evening, there is a heavy rush of vehicles on the roads leading to Fakhri Hills Chowk, Mayfair Chowk, and Sarvodaya Colony Chowk, among other spots in the area.
The traffic diversion plan prohibits all traffic going from Jyoti Hotel Chowk to Kamela and Salunke Vihar from turning right at Fakhri Hills Chowk. Instead, the said vehicles will take a U-turn from Lullanagar Chowk to Kamela and Salunke Vihar. Heavy traffic taking a left turn from Jyoti Hotel Chowk to Pargenagar via Mayfair Junction will also be prohibited from doing so and will go straight to Pargenagar via Jyoti Hotel Chowk and Sheetal Petrol Pump Chowk. Additionally, heavy traffic from Pargenagar to Jyoti Hotel via Mayfair junction will be stopped and will go to Jyoti Hotel via Pargenagar and Shital Chowk.