Emergency Shutdown: Sadhu Vaswani Railway Flyover in Pune Closed for Reconstruction

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Koregaon Park, 3rd January 2024: In a critical development, the Sadhu Vaswani Railway Flyover in Koregaon Park, Pune, built by the Maharashtra Government’s Public Works Department approximately 50 years ago, has been closed for heavy traffic due to its weakened state. Height barriers have been strategically placed on both sides of the bridge by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) as a precautionary measure.

Recognizing the urgent need for action, the PMC Project Department has decided to embark on the demolition and reconstruction of the deteriorated Sadhu Vaswani Railway Flyover. Consequently, the flyover will be closed for traffic starting from January 6, 2024. This closure is expected to last for the next 10 to 15 days to facilitate the necessary construction activities.

During this period, alternative transportation arrangements will be implemented on an experimental basis. Changes in traffic flow, such as the introduction of One Way routes and Entry restrictions, will be observed in Nagar Road, Koregaon Park, Bundgarden, Council Hall, and Yerwada area. A comprehensive notification detailing these changes will be disseminated through the Pune Police Traffic Branch, and the alterations will be executed on a trial basis.

After the initial 10 to 15 days, a thorough study of the traffic diversions will be conducted. The final order, outlining the permanent traffic plan, will be issued by the Pune Police Traffic Branch. All citizens are earnestly requested to stay informed about these changes and cooperate with the authorities during this period.