Pune Traffic Deputy Commissioner’s inspection to solve the problem in Wagholi

Pune Traffic Deputy Commissioner's inspection to solve the problem in Wagholi

Pune Traffic Deputy Commissioner's inspection to solve the problem in Wagholi

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On Tuesday, Rohidas Pawar, Deputy Commissioner of Police inspected the traffic chaos at Wagholi. However, the residents said that instead of conducting an inspection concrete steps should be taken to address traffic woes. It is worthy to note that two months prior Shashikant Borate, the then-Deputy Commissioner, and a few months prior Vijay Magar carried out inspections but no action was taken.         

Even though the increased number of vehicles is causing traffic congestion in Wagholi on the Pune city route, it is manageable. The Pune Police, Municipal Corporation (PMC), Public Works Department, PMRDA, and the Mahavitaran must all decide and carry out this plan together. 

Issues are being recognized however, action must be taken by calling a joint meeting. The departments start the blame game once anything happens. Encroachments and power poles that impede traffic must be removed as well.

The highway lacks a rain channel designed to redirect the water, and the buildup of water leads to the obstruction of traffic. One way to lessen traffic congestion is to take strict measures against those who violate the law. As part of the solution, commercial buses and school buses won’t drive onto the highway simultaneously. Unauthorized hoarding is blocking the traffic as it’s lying in the middle of the road.

The recent unseasonal rains caused hoardings to fall across Pune Nagar Road, causing a four-hour traffic jam. The development of DP roads would also lessen traffic congestion. Amitesh Kumar, Pune Police Commissioner, has acknowledged the gravity of the traffic gridlock after experiencing its effects in Wagholi. Officials from Lonikand Traffic Department and a few social workers were also present for the inspection. 

The citizens expressed that if the department heads meet at their level and take prompt, decisive action, this will undoubtedly lessen the problem. The problem won’t be solved by the transport department’s inspection alone.