Pune, 29th December 2023: In anticipation of the Vijay Stambh Manvandana program at Perne Phata on Pune Nagar Road, authorities are taking proactive measures to address potential traffic issues. Given the significant influx of people from Pune, Mumbai, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, and other areas in Maharashtra attending the event, concerns have been raised about potential traffic congestion on both lanes of Nagar Road.
To mitigate traffic problems, a special arrangement has been devised. The section of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane on Pune Nagar Road, extending from Viman Nagar Chowk to Kharadi Old Jakat Naka, will be opened for normal vehicles travelling to and from the Vijay Stambh during the event. This strategic decision aims to optimize the utilization of the entire area and assist in traffic management.
The proposal has received approval from Pune Police Commissioner Ritesh Kumar, and the Managing Director of Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has endorsed the plan. Starting from December 31, 2023, to January 1, 2024, this temporary opening of the BRT road section from Viman Nagar Chowk to Kharadi Old Jakat Naka in both lanes is expected to alleviate traffic congestion during the specified period.