Amitesh Kumar, Commissioner of Police, Pune assessed the traffic situation at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Chowk, which connects Ganeshkhind Road with Aundh, Baner, and Pashan. The busy junction is constantly clogged, making commuters wait for extended periods.
The SPPU junction links several places in Aundh, Baner, and Pashan, as well as Ganeshkhind Road and the Hinjewadi IT Park.
During rush hours in the morning and evening, a lot of vehicles travel through the junction in both directions (to and from the city).
After taking over as the Commissioner of Pune Police on February 1, Kumar instructed traffic officials and the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) to take necessary actions to lessen traffic congestion. On Thursday, he has scheduled another review meeting.
Since he declared that reducing traffic congestion is a top priority, the police commissioner has already proposed solutions for it throughout the entire city.
According to a senior Pune Traffic Police officer, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the PMRDA will work together to study the problems at the SPPU junction. In addition to the SPPU junction, they will investigate additional locations along the Ganeshkhind road that are prone to traffic jams between Shimla Office Chowk and the SPPU junction.
The officer continued that work is being done on Ganeshkhind Road as part of a road development project and Metro project. There is a traffic jam as a result of the carriage width being reduced. They are concentrating on how vehicles move between the different roads that converge at the SPPU junction and how to lessen traffic bottlenecks.
The officer went on to say that in order to divert traffic and prevent bottlenecks at the SPPU junction, they are also looking at the Aundh-Khadki road (from Bremen Chowk) and the old Pune-Mumbai highway.