Pune: The molestation of a 33-year-old woman employee of a multinational company by two unidentified persons recently on the Nande-Chande Road has highlighted the need for safety on this road.
The traffic on Nande-Chande Road has increased following the development of Information Technology park in Hinjewadi Phase III.
The Nande-Chande Road is used by over fifty thousand IT employees to reach Hinjewadi Phase III from different parts of the city.
There are over 40 different IT companies in Hinjewadi Phase III area and around one lakh employees work in these companies.
Moreover, as the road from Wakad to Hinjewadi Phase II is choked with traffic, the Nande-Chande Road emerges as a suitable and convenient option for IT employees, as it connects the Pune-Bangalore highway and it becomes convenient for employees staying in Baner, Pashan, Bavdhan, Katraj, Kothrud, Sus and other places.
The victim, who was molested on Wednesday, was a resident of Baner and was on her way home when the incident took place.
For a person to reach Hinjewadi Phase III, one has to pass through a 12 km road via Maan, Chande, Nande and Sus village. While the Sus village is populated, the areas of Nande and Chande till Lavale village is less populated and has various lonely spots.
Moreover, there are no street lights and CCTV cameras in the area, which makes it even more unsafe for commuters.