Pune: Shiv Sena office bearers in Pune city recently met with the Pune City Police Commissioner Ritesh Kumar, to discuss pressing issues raised by the citizens during the Janata Darbar. The Commissioner responded to their complaints by giving a statement on various issues, including the large number of heavy vehicle traffic in Pune city.
The letter submitted to Police Commissioner states, “Heavy vehicles have been causing traffic congestion and making it difficult for citizens to navigate the city. Despite repeated representations, the transport department has failed to take action to address the issue. The number of minor and major accidents has increased due to the heavy traffic, which has prompted citizens to raise concerns about the situation.”
The letter further states, “Although heavy vehicles are supposed to have certain times to travel through the city, the 24-hour heavy traffic is a common observation. Additionally, the ongoing metro work in Pune city has also added to the traffic woes. According to the directives of the High Court, there is a rule that heavy vehicles should be banned from entering the city from 9 am to 9 pm, but the rule is not being enforced.”
Nana Bhangire, city president of Shiv Sena, expressed his concerns about the situation, saying: “We had made a written appeal to Pune Police Commissioner to stop the heavy traffic on main roads of Pune city from 9 am to 9 pm so the traffic congestion will be reduced in the city.”