Pune News : Gas Tanker Overturns, Triggers Traffic Jam near Bhakti Shakti Chowk on Mumbai Pune Highway

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A major traffic disruption unfolded near Bhakti Shakti Chowk in Pune when a gas tanker overturned earlier today, causing inconvenience for commuters. The incident occurred during the morning hours, resulting in a significant traffic jam that lasted for an extended period.

According to eyewitnesses, the tanker was transporting a highly flammable gas and lost control while navigating a sharp turn near Bhakti Shakti Chowk. The vehicle toppled onto its side, spilling a portion of its cargo onto the road, creating panic among locals and nearby commuters.

Promptly responding to the scene, authorities arrived with emergency services, including fire brigades and paramedics. The area was immediately cordoned off to ensure public safety, as the leaked gas posed a potential hazard. The local fire department swiftly initiated containment procedures to prevent ignition or explosion.

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Traffic police were present to manage the flow of vehicles, but the magnitude of the incident led to congestion spreading to surrounding roads, causing significant delays for commuters. The heavy traffic jam persisted for hours, with vehicles moving at a crawl and commuters experiencing extensive delays in reaching their destinations.

Authorities implemented alternative routes to alleviate the situation, deploying police personnel at key junctions to guide motorists and minimize congestion. Officials have advised the public to avoid the affected area until the situation is fully resolved.

Currently, efforts are underway to recover the overturned gas tanker and clean up the spill. Specialized teams, equipped with safety gear, are diligently transferring the remaining gas from the damaged vehicle to a secure container. Once the tanker is successfully restored and the road is cleared, traffic flow is expected to gradually normalize.

Mahesh Jagtap, a commuter, expressed his frustration, stating, “The overturned tanker has created traffic chaos in the area. Long queues of vehicles are observed, and as it is the weekend, people are already on the road to enjoy their weekend.”

While the overturned gas tanker near Bhakti Shakti Chowk has undoubtedly caused inconvenience and delays for commuters, the authorities and emergency services are working collectively to resolve the situation promptly and ensure the safety of all individuals involved.

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