Pune News : Varandha Ghat Road to be Completely Closed for Heavy Vehicles During Monsoon

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The District Collector and Chairman of District Disaster Management Authority, Dr. Rajesh Deshmukh, has issued a notification regarding the complete closure of the Varandha Ghat under Pandharpur – Bhor – Mahad National Highway 965 in Bhor taluka for heavy vehicles during July 22 to September 30, 2023 to mitigate risks posed by heavy traffic during the rainy season.

The winding road in Varandha Ghat, situated within Pune district, is prone to various hazards like landslides, tree falls, road erosion, and landslips during heavy rains. In light of potential threats to human lives and property, authorities have decided to enforce the closure of this ghat road for heavy vehicles during the monsoon.

As per the directive, all heavy, medium, and light vehicles in the district will be restricted from using the road during orange and red warnings issued by the Indian Meteorological Department. The ghat road will be accessible to only light vehicular traffic during the mentioned alert periods, aiming to ensure public safety during the challenging weather conditions.

Shreyas Vange