Important: Traffic Restrictions and Parking Arrangements Announced For Pune And Baramati Lok Sabha Vote Counting

Important: Traffic Restrictions and Parking Arrangements Announced For Pune And Baramati Lok Sabha Vote Counting

Important: Traffic Restrictions and Parking Arrangements Announced For Pune And Baramati Lok Sabha Vote Counting

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Tight security measures implemented around counting centres in Koregaon Park.

3 June 2024

By Payoshi Bisht 

In anticipation of the crucial vote counting for the Pune and Baramati Lok Sabha constituencies, stringent traffic regulations and parking provisions have been put in place around the counting centres located at the Food Corporation of India premises in Koregaon Park.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Vishal Gaikwad, issued an order outlining the vehicular movement restrictions along South Main Road leading to the counting centres. No vehicles will be allowed on the stretch between St Mira’s College and the South Main Road junction. Additionally, certain lanes connecting North Main Road and South Main Road will be inaccessible to vehicular traffic.

Parking Arrangements For Balewadi Area :

To ensure smooth traffic flow, alternative routes have been designated. Vehicles from Chande-Nande and Mahalunge village are advised to turn right at Uttam Sweet Chowk or Mahalunge Police Chowki, proceeding towards Radha Chowk before reaching their destination. Similarly, vehicles approaching from Radha Chowk should turn left at Mhalunge Police Chowki to continue towards Mhalunge and Chande-Nande.

Parking Arrangements For Koregaon Park : 

Elaborate parking arrangements have been organised to accommodate the influx of vehicles expected on counting day. A designated parking area has been allocated on the grounds of a school on North Main Road, while additional parking space is available along Koregaon Park Road. Moreover, the road between Mahalunge Police Chowki and Uttam Sweet Chowk has been reserved for workers of the MVA (Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi), while an open area behind Khandoba Temple near Radha Chowk has been earmarked for general parking.

Security measures around the counting centres have been intensified, with strict instructions issued to restrict entry to authorised personnel only. Candidates and their representatives must present valid ID proofs from the election department, undergo verification processes and possess a copy of Form 18 provided by the candidate for entry into the counting rooms.

The counting process, slated to unfold in over 150 rounds encompassing postal and EVM votes from all six assembly segments, will be closely monitored. Each candidate is permitted to deploy a specific number of counting representatives as per electoral regulations.