Measures to curb accidents needed amid identification of 21 black spots in Pune

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By: Pune Pulse

September 28, 2023

Pune: In the last two years, the city has encountered a disconcerting increase in fatal accidents. 

As per the information provided, local police have identified 21 significant accident-prone areas, commonly known as ‘black spots’ within the city’s boundaries.

As per the information received, seven of these locations are positioned along the Pune-Bangalore highway, extending from Navle Bridge to Dukkar Khind. 

These specific areas have witnessed a high number of accidents. Consequently, the police have requested the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to implement measures aimed at preventing accidents at these identified spots.

While talking to Pune Pulse, Sanjeev Bhor, Deputy Regional Transport Officer, Pune RTO stated, “Efforts are made to reduce accidents at black spots. Wherever necessary, road widening and tree cutting will be carried out to prevent accidents. A meeting was held at the beginning of the month, during which PMC, PCMC, and NHAI were instructed to implement both short-term and long-term measures to prevent accidents at these black spots. Traffic police personnel have been regularly visiting these locations to ensure that individuals are wearing helmets. Notices will be issued to those who are found not wearing helmets.”

The identified accident-prone areas include Katraj Chowk, Dari Pool, New Katraj Tunnel, Opposite Mai Mangeshkar Hospital, Mutha River Bridge (Warje), Dukkar Khind, Navle Bridge, Navle Bridge Selfie Point, IBM Company Campus (Hadapsar), Ravidarshan Chowk (Hadapsar), Kadamwak Vasti, Loni Station Chowk, Theur Phata Chowk (Loni Kalbhor), Tata Guardroom (Chandanagar), Kharadi Bypass Chowk, Reliance Mart (Chandanagar), Kharadi Jakat Naka, Vimannagar Chowk, Airport Chowk, Mundhwa Railway Bridge, and Palkhi Visava Tal (Wadki).

 Madhupriya Dhanwate

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