Pune: PMC’s Delay in Acquiring Police Premises Intensifies Traffic Woes in Aundh

Pune: PMC's Delay in Acquiring Police Premises Intensifies Traffic Woes in Aundh

Pune: PMC's Delay in Acquiring Police Premises Intensifies Traffic Woes in Aundh

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The delay in acquiring the Police Motor Transport Office premises in Aundh has led to traffic congestion issues for the citizens. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) aims to ease traffic congestion in Aundh by reconstructing the British-era style structure at Body Gate Police Chowki. The plan involves using part of the land for road widening and building a new structure on the rest of the plot. This new building is intended for the traffic division. A proposal regarding this initiative has been forwarded to the Director General of Police (DGP) Rashmi Shukla.

The delay in acquiring the Police Motor Transport Office premises in Aundh has been causing traffic jams for the citizens. Since the building is classified as a grade II heritage structure and cannot be moved, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has made the decision to acquire land and reconstruct the structure to address the traffic congestion issue.

Anirudh Pawaskar, the Chief Superintendent Engineer at PMC Road Department, mentioned, “Aundh area experiences daily traffic congestion. Removing the structure will widen the road to 45 meters, improving vehicle flow.” The road connecting Aundh village and Pune University, also known as Raj Bhavan Road (Smart City Road, VIP Road), has been struggling with significant traffic congestion issues.

The civic body had suggested building the structure in a similar style on the available police department land located behind it. Even though there was a plan for a police staff colony on that land, the proposal did not receive the expected support. In 2017, PMC started the process of dismantling the structure, carefully numbering each stone with coordinated colors for reinstallation at the new police housing campus in Aundh. Unfortunately, the proposal did not obtain the required permissions.

Anirudh Pawaskar, as the Chief Superintendent Engineer at PMC Road Department, seems to be actively involved in addressing the traffic congestion issues in Aundh. His statement about widening the road to improve vehicular movement shows a commitment to finding solutions for the community’s benefit. It’s essential to have dedicated individuals like him working on such important infrastructure projects.

Hopefully, a solution can be found soon to address the traffic issues effectively.