Pune, 21st October 2022: Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta explained that the government’s responsibility for the traffic problem in the city will not be ignored. He emphasised that it has been forgotten that traffic is also a part of the urban planning of the city.
On Thursday (October 20), he informed that despite narrow roads, potholes, water, metro, BRT, and flyover works, only one-third of the road is usable, and the work is being done to keep the traffic smooth.
Gupta was speaking at the program organized by Police Arogya Mitra Foundation. Senior commentator Sudhir Gadgil interacted with Gupta in the program held at Jyotsna Bhole Auditorium. The President of the organization Manisha Dharane was present on this occasion.
Admitting that there is a lack of police on the streets, Gupta said that if there are ten buildings in place of one building, the problem becomes serious, and so has the traffic. Ignoring traffic being a part of urban planning will not work. Priority will be given to solving the traffic jam by providing more manpower to the traffic branch.
Gupta said, “Criminals have prepared their fate. We took action against them only by fitting them within the framework of documents and laws.” He also mentioned that five divisions have been created as cybercrime is increasing more than regular crime.
This year, the celebrations were relaxed due to restrictions on citizens for two years due to Covid-19. Therefore, the sound could not be controlled during Dahihandi and Ganeshotsav. But further action will be taken, said Gupta. He also said that if cyclists use helmets, two-wheeler drivers should also wear helmets.