Pune: Traffic police identify 85 water-logging spots causing traffic

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Police have asked PMC officials to take measures to prevent waterlogging at these spots during the rainy season. If repair work is done in time, Punekars will be saved a lot of time, energy and fuel, by reducing the time wasted in traffic snarls.

Pune: The Pune city traffic police have identified 85 spots on various roads in the city, where waterlogging is reported during the monsoon season which leads to traffic snarls.

The areas which were surveyed by the traffic police include, Swargate, Bundgarden, Dattawadi, Wanawadi, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Koregaon Park, Shivajinagar, Warje and Chatuhshrungi. Traffic police have sent a list of these 85 locations of waterlogging to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Police have asked PMC officials to take measures to prevent waterlogging at these spots during the rainy season. If repair work is done in time, Punekars will be saved a lot of time, energy and fuel, by reducing the time wasted in traffic snarls.

Police Inspector Anil Patil of Pune Traffic Branch said, "We have surveyed the spots where traffic jams are reported due to water logging. Timely measures to prevent waterlogging will help avoid traffic snarls on major roads in the city."

V G Kulkarni, Head of Road Department of PMC said, "We haven't received any list from the Pune Traffic police yet. Once we receive it, appropriate action and measures will be taken."

Major waterlogging locations identified are as follows - 

* Near Swargate State Transport Bus Stand
* Dhole Patil Chowk on Nehru road
* Dias Plot Chowk
* Gangadham Chowk
* Marketyard chowk
* Pune Station Chowk
* Alankar Chowk
* Shahir Amar Shaikh Chowk
* Sadhu Vaswani Chowk
* State Bank Corner
* ABC Farm Chowk
* Hotel Blue Diamond Chowk
* Outside St Miras College
* Mangaldas Chowk
* Ambedkar Setu Chaupati area
* Mitramandal Chowk
* N. C Phadke Chowk
* Dandekar Bridge Chowk
* Brahma Hotel Chowk
* Rajaram Bridge
* Wadgaon Bridge
* Dhayari Phata Chowk
* Aundh Gaon
* Bremen Chowk
* Vetalbaba Chowk
* Abhimanshree Chowk
* Pashan Road
* Senapati Bapat road junction
* Shivaji Housing chowk
* Sindh Housing Society chowk
* Baner Fruit Bazaar

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