Consultation with stakeholders needed for fate of BRTS route on Pune Nagar Road : PMC Commissioner

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Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Commissioner Vikram Kumar inspected the Nagar – BRTS Road on 11th September (Monday).

Speaking to Pune Pulse, Sunil Tingre, MLA Vadgaon Sheri, said “About three and a half lakh vehicles travel on the city roads every day. The BRTS route is causing traffic jams and traffic jams. Citizens are demanding the construction of the BRT route to reduce traffic congestion. The PMC Commissioner has instructed to conduct a detailed survey about the number of vehicles & more on BRTS road after which the decision to  remove the BRTS road will be taken.”

As per information, Commissioner Kumar stated that the statistics of how many vehicles ply on the city roads every day will be collected, after which a decision will be taken to remove the BRTS route. Also, to avoid traffic congestion, encroachments on both sides will be removed and twenty traffic wardens will be appointed here.

During the inspection, MLA Sunil Tingre, PMC Additional Commissioner Vikas Dhakane, PMC Road Department Chief Vijay Kulkarni, Executive Engineer Sanjay Dharav, Ex Corporator Mahendra Pathare, Manoj Pachpute, Balasaheb Khot etc were present.

Kumar assured that statistics will be collected by installing the system of vehicles coming and going. After that, a decision will be made whether to remove BRT or not. 

A fund of Rs 8 Crores has been made available to clear encroachments due to road widening. 20 wardens will also be appointed from tomorrow. Along with bus stop repairs, direction indicator boards will also be erected on how many routes on this road every day.

Shreyas Vange

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