Pune : Citizens come up with solutions to ensure smooth traffic flow in Hadapsar & Kharadi areas

Pune : Traffic congestion at Mundhwa Chowk worries residents

Pune : Traffic congestion at Mundhwa Chowk worries residents

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By: Pune Pulse

August 17, 2023

Pune: Huge traffic flow can be seen at various places in Pune city. In recent times, the traffic situation in Pune city has worsened due to several reasons such as an increase in the number of vehicles, the number of potholes on the street, work of several construction projects and many more.

Speaking to Pune Pulse, Snehasis Tiwary, Chairman of Nyati Elysia Society, Kharadi, said, “It takes approximately one to one and a half hours for my children to travel a distance of three to four kilometres to their school due to the traffic congestion and hazardous road conditions. The traffic gridlock in the area is a major cause of delays and fuel wastage daily. The Kharadi area is being developed into an IT Park, however, the roads and traffic conditions are extremely poor. When will the traffic police and civic body address these issues?”

Satyajit Jindam, a resident of Amanora Park Town, Hadapsar said, ” After corona, heavy vehicles can be seen entering the stretch of the road where entry is banned. The road around Mundhwa Bridge is full of potholes. Due to the monsoon, the issue of water logging is also there. There is encroachment, and wrong-side driving is also rampant in these parts. Neither the police nor the administration is doing anything about it.”

Arnab Guha, a resident of Amanora Park Town, Hadapsar said, “After the flyover of Hadapsar station, there is a very narrow road from which only one vehicle is allowed to pass at a time, causing inconvenience to others. There is an auto-rickshaw booth near a signal on the Hadapsar-Kharadi route. Auto rickshaws come from the wrong direction all the time. Right before Mundhwa Riverside Bridge, people drive on the wrong side of the road. Even the traffic police present there allow them to do so. There is no proper lane discipline. Sometimes traffic is completely blocked. No one takes care of these issues here.”

Sanjeev Rastogi, a resident of Amanora Park Town, Hadapsar said, “These traffic problems have been around for 5 years now. Most of the routes have only one lane. There are no other ways. It takes me an hour and a half to drive to Kharadi from the north side of the city. People, like my office staff, our guests, etc., are scared to drive to the north side of Amanora Park town side.”

To solve these traffic woes, especially on Magarpatta Road, Chetan Gandhi, a resident of Amanora Park Town, Hadapsar, has suggested the following:

Currently, every person who stays in Amanora Town Park and nearby societies has only one road to connect with Magarpatta Road.

Few roads are under the development plan (DP). These are already sanctioned but due to several reasons, they are not constructed. If these roads are constructed, the issue will be solved to most extent.

DP road of 24 meter width is planned from Siddheshwar Hotel to PNG of which only a small patch of 200 meter length is incomplete as of now. If this road is constructed, most of the traffic from Amanora Park Town and other big societies will connect Magarpatta Road near PNG directly.

Pune Pulse tried contacting the relevant PMC official but couldn’t

connect till the filing of this report.

Shreyas Vange