Pune Palkhi 2023: Check Traffic Diversions In Pune City On June 12 For Palkhi Processions

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Pune, 8th June 2023: The palanquins of Sant Shree Tukaram Maharaj and Sant Shree Dnyaneshwar Maharaj are coming together in Pune city on June 12. Due to the arrival of these two palanquins, temporary changes will be made in the palanquin route and traffic in the area to avoid traffic jam in the city. Some roads in the city will be closed for traffic from 2 am. 

Also, all heavy vehicles entering the city towards Mumbai, Solapur and Ahmednagar will be banned during the Palkhi. As the palanquin moves forward, traffic will be started in a phased manner. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic Branch) Vijay Kumar Magar has appealed to the motorists to cooperate with the police by using alternative routes.

GPS system will be installed on some vehicles of Palkhi procession. Therefore, the ‘live location’ of the palanquin will be known, and traffic will be controlled accordingly.

– Separate app for Palkhi ceremony.

– ‘Watch’ traffic through CCTV

– If there is a gap in the road, barricades or trees on both sides of the road will be removed to open the way for vehicles.

– Metro works on Palkhi Marg will be closed.

About a thousand traffic police deployed

DCP Magar informed that 975 police inspectors and staff including Deputy Commissioner of Police, four Assistant Commissioners of Police will be deployed in the city for traffic regulation during the palkhi ceremony.

Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Arrival Route –

Sant Shree Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg : On 12th June Departing Vitthal Mandir Akurdi – Chinchwad, Pimpri, Vallabhnagar Nashik Phata, Phugewadi, Dapodi, Harris Bridge, Bopodi Chowk, Khadki Railway Station, Mariai Gate Chowk, Wakdewadi Patil Estate Chowk, Engineering College Chowk 

Roads closed for traffic and alternate routes for traffic in brackets –

Bopodi Chowk to Khadki Bazar (Church Chowk via internal road).

Church Chowk (Bhau Patil Road via Bremen Chowk Aundh).

Poultry Farm Chowk (Opposite Railway Police Headquarters Aundh Road Bremen Chowk).

Mula Road to Kamal Nayan Bajaj Udyan Chowk (internal road should be used).

All vehicles coming towards Pune from Church Chowk to Engineering College Chowk- old Mumbai-Pune highway will be stopped (Vehicles going from Bopodi Chowk to Pune-Mumbai highway should take Bhau Patil Road via Aundh Road to Bremen Chowk).

RTO to Engineering College Chowk (RTO Chowk – Shahir Amar Sheikh Chowk – Kumbhar Ves Chowk or RTO Chowk – Jahangir Chowk via Ambedkar Setu to Gunjan).

Sadalbaba Dargah to Patil Estate Chowk (via Parnakuti Chowk-Bundgarden Bridge-Mahatma Gandhi Chowk).

Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Arrival Route –

The Palkhi will leave Sri Kshetra Alandi on June 12 for Vadmukhwadi Charholi Phata, Dighi Magazine chowk, Bopkhel Phata. B.E.G. Training Battalion 2, Mhaske Vasti Kalas Odha, Vishrantwadi, Phulenagar, Sapras Chowki, Chandrama Chowk, turn left to Sadalbaba Chowk, turn right to Sangamwadi Road to Patil Estate Chowk, turn left to Engineering College Chowk.

Roads closed for traffic and alternate routes for traffic (in brackets):

  • Kalas Fata to Bopkhel Fata, Vishrantwadi Chowk (via Dhanori and Internal Road).
  • Mental Hospital Corner to Alandi Road Junction (Jail Road-Airport Road Route).
  • Sadalbaba Dargah to Patil Estate Road (Parnakuti Chowk-Gunjan Chowk-Jail Road-Vishrantwadi Chowk).
  • Chandrama Chowk to Alandi Road (internal roads should be used).
  • New Ambedkar Setu to Chandran Chowk Bandh.
  • Holkar Bridge to Chandrama Chowk and Holkar Bridge to Sapras Chowki roads closed.

During this period, only the roads leading to Alandi will be closed; other roads will be open for traffic.

Combined Paths of Sant Tukaram Maharaj and Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhis:

Engineering College Chowk, Sancheti Chowk, Simla Office Chowk, Veer Chafekar Chowk (Agriculture College chowk), Dnyaneshwar Paduka Chowk (FC Road), Tukaram Paduka Chowk, Goodlak Chowk, Khandojibaba Chowk, Tilak Chowk, Laxmi Road Vijay Talkies Chowk, Sevasadan Chowk, Belbagh Chowk, Budhwar Chowk. After arriving at Pasodya Vithoba Mandir, Moti Chowk, Sonya Maruti Chowk, Hamjekhan Chowk, Dulya Maruti Chowk, Nanapeth Police Chowki, Sant Tukaram Maharaj’s palanquin will stop at Nivdungya Vithoba Mandir Nana Peth via Aruna Chowk. Also, Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj’s palanquin will pass through Ashok Chowk, and the palanquin will stop at Vithoba Temple in Bhawani Peth. 

These routes will be closed for traffic as per requirement from 12 noon, and motorists should use alternative routes.

Roads closed for traffic and alternate routes for traffic (in brackets):

  • Ganesh Khind Road – Rangehill Chowk to Sancheti Chowk (Range Hills – Khadki Police Station Underpass – Poultry Chowk – Old Mumbai-Pune Highway or Range Hills – Senapati Bapat Road – Nal Stop Chowk).
  • Fergusson Road – Khandojibaba Chowk to Veer Chafekar Chowk (Khandojibaba Chowk – Karve Road – Senapati Bapat Road).
  • Shivaji Road – Gadgil Statue to SG Barve Marg (Gadgil Statue – Kumbharves Chowk – RTO Chowk).
  • Veer Chafekar Chowk to Wakdewadi Subway (Poultry Farm Chowk, Rangehill Road, or Aundh Road).
  • Modern College Road – Deccan Traffic Division to Thopte Path Chowk (Ghole Road and Apte Road).
  • Kumbhar Ves Chowk to Gadgil Putla Chowk and Maldhakka to Shahir Amar Sheikh Chowk (Kumbhar Ves – Pavle Chowk – Phadke Houd Chowk or Maldhakka Chowk – Narpatgir Chowk – 15 August Chowk – Kamla Nehru Hospital).
  • Prohibition of parking of vehicles up to 100 meters on both sides of the road for the safety of commuters.