Pune RTO intensifies vehicle inspection on Pune-Nagar highway

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When the month of March comes, Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) is keen to meet the target of punitive action. Therefore, at present, vehicles are being inspected on the Pune-Nagar highway where their documents, vehicle load, license etc are being checked. If there are no documents, penal action is being taken against them. But some vehicle owners are alleging that only certain vehicles are being targeted in this action.

Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) is conducting a large-scale operation on the Pune-Nagar Highway at Wagholi, Lonikand, Koregaon, Sanaswadi, Shikrapur. While this operation is going on, some vehicles are seen carrying more cargo than the capacity in front of the RTO officials but the driver owners are alleging that they are ignoring them.

On the Pune-Nagar Highway, there is a continuous traffic jam on the Pune Nagar Highway. In this traffic jam, the RTO officials who say that they should not stop are commonly seen bringing their vehicles in the opposite direction. So, who will take action against RTO vehicles coming in opposite direction is the question being raised.

Highway State Police to take effective steps to curb accidents on Pune Nagar highway

The Highway State Police (HSP) is planning a detailed survey of effective steps to reduce collisions and fatalities on the 120 km section of the Pune-Ahmednagar Highway. The survey & measures will focus on fixing illegal punctures, preventing driving on the wrong side of the road, especially in industrial estate areas, and making sure that lane markings are correctly placed among others.

Speaking to Pune Pulse, Lata Phad, Superintendent of Police, Highway State Police (HSP), said “The stretch of Shikrapur on Pune-Nagar highway is under my charge. There is a significant amount of fatalities, traffic-rule breaking etc happening on this stretch. There is MIDC near Ranjangaon. Wrong side driving of two-wheelers is prevalent a lot here due to which accidents tend to happen. Among the current steps which are being taken are spreading awareness about driving, traffic rules & more, filing cases against commuters driving without helmet, wrong side driving etc.”

Lata Phad further continued “The number of two-wheeler vehicles is more on the Nagar highway stretch of Ranjangaon, Shikrapur, Shirur, where there is MIDC. Reckless driving, triple seat driving etc happens here. Hence, the survey regarding effective steps to be taken to curb accidents, rule-breaking etc is getting planned. However, the survey is yet to start for which the date & time will be decided soon.”

In Pune’s rural areas as well as the city, this stretch has the highest rate of traffic fatalities. In order to curb such incidents, the HSP intends to pinpoint problem spots and implement solutions. They will proceed in a similar manner on other highways, depending upon their success here.

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