The much awaited Palkhis of Sant Tukaram Maharaj and Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj are on their way to the city. To avoid discomfort and smooth processions of the much revered Palkhis, the Pune Police and Pune city traffic police had issued advisories appealing people to use alternate routes. Temporary road closures and diversions have been put in place in various parts of the city, and commuters are advised to plan alternative routes.
Today, both palkhis will enter the city and begin their journey towards Pandharpur on Wednesday. To provide convenience and public awareness, the city police have shared a live tracking link for monitoring the progress of the palkhis. The link can be accessed here: https://diversion.punepolice.gov.in/.
Below are the details of the road closures and diversions during the palkhi processions in Pune :
Until Sant Tukaram Palkhi arrives at Bopodi Chowk via the old Mumbai-Pune highway from Pimpri Chinchwad:
Route Closed : Bopodi Chowk to Khadki Bazar.
Alternative route: Use internal road via Church Chowk.
Until Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi reaches College of Engineering Pune (COEP) Chowk:
Route closed : Old Mumbai-Pune Road will be closed for incoming vehicles to Pune.
Alternative route: Bhau Patil Road, Aundh Road, Bremen Chowk.
For RTO to Engineering College Chowk:
Alternative routes: Shahir Amar Shaikh Chowk (Juna Bazaar Chowk) and Kumbhar Ves, or Jehangir Chowk and Ambedkar Setu.
Upon the arrival of Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi:
Route Closed : Kalas Phata to Bopkhel Phata on Alandi Road.
Alternative route: Use Dhanori Road and internal routes.
Closed route: Mental Hospital Corner to Alandi Junction.
Alternative route: Jail Road and Airport Road.
Closed route: Sadalbaba Chowk to Patil Estate.
Alternative route: Parnakuti Chowk to Garrison Engineer Chowk.
Traffic arrangements for the joint passage of both palkhis after their convergence near Wakdewadi/COEP Chowk will be implemented from 12 pm on June 12.
Route Closed : Range Hill Chowk to Sancheti Chowk.
Alternative route: Khadki Underpass and Poultry Farm Chowk.
Closed route: Khandoji Baba to Veer Chaphekar Chowk.
Alternative route: Karve Road and Senapati Bapat Road.
Both palkhis will come via Wakdewadi, Sancheti Hospital Chowk, Agriculture College Chowk (Veer Chaphekar Chowk), and FC Road. They will cross over to the Peth areas via Laxmi Road tonight and stay in Nana Peth and Bhawani Peth. They will depart from Pune on June 14 (Wednesday).
Commuters are advised to plan their journeys accordingly, considering the road closures and diversions in place during the palkhi processions. The Pune city police are dedicated to ensuring a smooth and safe experience for both devotees and the general public during this religious event.
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