Pune: DCP Shashikant Borate Leads On-Foot Inspection to Tackle Traffic Challenges in Wagholi

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Wagholi, 17th February 2024: Addressing the traffic challenges in Wagholi, DCP Shashikant Borate of Pune City Traffic Branch took a proactive step by walking alongside local representatives and villagers on Wednesday (14). This hands-on approach aimed to understand the community’s concerns. DCP Borate directed the Lonikand Traffic Branch to enforce measures against traffic rule violators. Furthermore, he proposed a collaborative meeting involving the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and various departments to explore additional solutions.

Commencing the inspection from Kesnand Phata, an in-depth analysis was conducted to identify the root causes of the traffic congestion. The findings revealed a multitude of issues, including traffic congestion caused by reverse traffic, vehicles randomly parked on the highway, the presence of electricity poles, encroachments on footpaths, sewage spillage onto the road, and disruptions attributed to the weekly bazaar on Tuesdays.

The inspection also highlighted peak-hour traffic congestion during mornings and evenings. Concerns were raised about containers occupying space on the highway, street vendors impeding traffic flow, the narrow width of the highway, PMT buses making stops on the road, and the resultant congestion caused by private travel. These issues were thoroughly discussed with all stakeholders present during the inspection.

He also inspected the internal roads which could be connected to the main highway to reduce traffic congestion. Former Zilla Parishad member Rambhau Dabhade, social activists Sampat Gade, Krishnakant Satav, Kalpesh Jachak, Shivdas Pawar, Sudhir Tordamal, Prakash Jamdhadhe, police inspector of Pune Traffic Branch Rajkumar Shere, Assistant Police Inspector of Lonikand Traffic Branch Gajanan Jadhav and others were present.