Pune, 7th June 2023: In light of the upcoming Shri Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj and Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi celebrations, alterations have been made to the traffic routes in the Pune district.
Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, the District Collector, has urged the public to utilize alternate routes due to the anticipated traffic changes.
The Palkhi procession of Shri Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj will proceed to Pandharpur via Pune-Saswad-Lonand from the Pune Rural. Similarly, the Palkhi of Sant Tukaram Maharaj will travel from Pune to Solapur via Ghat, passing through Baramati Indapur, and eventually reaching Pandharpur via Akluj. To ensure smooth law and order during both Palkhi celebrations, traffic along these routes will be redirected from June 14th to June 18th for Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Festival and from June 15th to June 24th for Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Festival. The Collector, Dr. Deshmukh, has issued instructions to enforce these traffic changes and has also released traffic regulation orders for the designated period.
Traffic Modifications along Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Route:
Pune to Saswad (Saswad stay) – Traffic from Pune to Saswad via Dive Ghat and Bopdev Ghat will be completely suspended from 2 pm on June 14 to 12 pm on June 16. During this period, traffic will be rerouted via Khadimachine Chowk – Katraj – Kapurhol. All traffic originating from the Saswad side will be directed to Pune via Garade-Khed Shivapur.
Saswad to Jejuri (Jejuri stay) and Jejuri to Valhe (Walhe stay) – From 2 pm on June 16 to 12 pm on June 17, commuters traveling from Pune to Saswad-Jejuri-Valhe-Nira should use the Nira to Pune route through Zendevadi-Pargaon Memane-Supe-Morgaon-Neera.
Valhe to Lonand (Lonand stay) – Vehicles traveling from Pune to Saswad-Jejuri-Valhe-Nira and from Nira to Pune should use the alternative route via Saswad-Jejuri-Morgaon from 2 am to 5 pm on June 18.
Lonand onwards via Phaltan – From June 16 to 18, traffic coming from Phaltan-Lonand to Pune and from Pune to Phaltan-Lonand will be rerouted via Shirwal.
Alternate Traffic Routes on Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg:
Lonikalbhor to Yawat (Yawat stay): From 2 am to 12 pm on June 15, vehicles traveling from Pune to Solapur will be directed to use the Wagholi-Kesanand-Rahu-Pargaon- Chaufula route. Similarly, traffic coming from Solapur to Pune will be rerouted through the Chauphula- Pargaon-Rahu-Kesanand-Wagholi route.
Yawat to Varwand (Varwand stay): Between 2 am and 12 pm on June 16, vehicles heading from Pune to Solapur will follow the Theur Phata- Kesanand-Rahu-Pargaon-Nhavre-Kashti-Daund-Kurkumbh route. Vehicles coming from Solapur to Pune will be directed to take the Kurkumbh-Daund-Kashti-Nhaware-Pargaon-Rahu-Kesanand-Wagholi route.
Varwand to Undavadi, Baramati (stay Undavadi): On June 17, from 2 am to 12 pm, vehicles traveling from Pune to Solapur will be guided through the Chauphula -Pargaon-Nhavre-Kashti-Daund-Kurkumbh route. Traffic heading from Solapur to Pune will be diverted via the Kurkumbh -Daund-Kashti-Nhaware-Pargaon-
Chaufula- Wagholi-Pune route.
Undavadi to Baramati (Baramati stay): The Baramati to Patas and Baramati to Daund roads will be closed from 2 am to 12 pm on June 18. Traffic will be redirected to Baramati via Bhigwan. Those traveling from Baramati will use the Bhigwan-Solapur-Pune highway to reach their destination.
Baramati to Sansar (Sansar stay): The junction to Baramati road will be closed to traffic on June 19, from 2 am to 12 pm. Vehicles coming from Walchandnagar and Indapur will be diverted to Baramati-Ashti via Kalas from the junction. Traffic from Baramati to other locations will move towards the Kalas Junction via Bhigwan.
Sansar to Anthurne (Anthurne stay) and Anthurne to Nimgaon Ketki (Nimgaon Ketki stay): From 2 am on June 20 to 12 pm on June 22, all types of vehicles traveling from Baramati to Indapur will have two alternative routes: Baramati-Kalamb-Bawda-Indapur or Baramati-Bhigwan-Indapur. Likewise, vehicles going from Indapur to Baramati will follow the routes Indapur-Bawda-Kalamb-Baramati or Indapur-Bhigwan-Baramati.
Nimgaon Ketki to Indapur (Indapur Stay): Traffic from Nimgaon Ketki to Indapur will be closed from 2 am to 12 pm on June 22. Vehicles traveling from Indapur to Baramati will be directed to take the Loni Deokar-Kalas Junction or Loni-Deokar-Bhigwan route to reach Baramati.
Indapur: From 4 am to 8 pm on June 23, the traffic from Akluj to Baramati will be via Akluj-Bawda-Natepute. Indapur main highway should be used to go to Baramati and Pune from Akluj. Old Pune-Solapur road in Indapur city will be closed for traffic. Traffic on it will be diverted from Malojiraje Chowk to Mahatma Phule Chowk by bypass.
Indapur to Sarati (Sarati Mukkam)- Traffic on Indapur to Akluj road will be completely closed on June 24 from 2 AM to 12 PM and on June 25 from 2 AM to 12 PM. The traffic on this route will go through Indapur- Hingangaon- Temburni- Ganeshgaon- Malinagar- Akluj. Also, the vehicles on Akluj to Indapur route will go via Akluj-Natepute-Walchandnagar-Junction-Bhigwan.