By: Pune Pulse
June 24, 2023
Pune: The residents of Mundhwa along with members of the Keshav Nagar Welfare Association will protest against the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Sunday i.e. June 25 to solve the issue of traffic jams in the area which are pending for a long time.
As per the residents, every day there is a traffic jam due to illegal encroachments on both sides of the road.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Sandeep Lonkar, General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Pune said, ” The traffic in the Mundhwa- Keshav Nagar region is increasing every year. As a result, traffic jams are a regular occurrence every day here. We have approached the PMC as well as Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) with the issue many times. However, it has fallen on deaf ears. A lot of illegal constructions and encroachments are there on the sides of the roads which has hampered the smooth movement of the traffic. As a result, commuters as well as residents have to bear the brunt of it. Hence, we are organizing this protest.”
Demands of the residents :
1. Flyover / Underpass Needed near Mahatma Phule Chowk
2. Mahatma Phule Chowk Road needs to widened (Acquiring land of the owner is a must)
3. Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Chowk to Z Corner road needs to be widened
4. Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Chowk to Renuka Mata Mandir needs to be widened
5. Genba Chowk Lonkar Nagar – Encroachments needs to be removed and installation of signals is a must
6. Install Speed Breakers between Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Chowk to Z Corner
7. Install Road dividers and Streetlights at many places
8. Deploy traffic personnel at Keshav Nagar Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Chowk and Genba Chowk Lonkar Nagar.
Ranjeet Lonkar, President of Keshav Nagar Welfare Association, Mundhwa said, “ The width of the road which passes through Mundhwa and Keshav Nagar is very small. As a result, there is a severe traffic jam every day. We have been requesting the PMC to resolve the issue for the last six years. However, they keep on ignoring it. So, we are organizing a protest so that the PMC solves this issue as soon as possible.”