The stretch between Parihar Chowk and Ambedkar Chowk was facing constant no entry violations by the commuters. Pune Mirror, on January 3, reported about this issue prevailing in the Aundh area of the city. Not only was it affecting the motorists but also the pedestrians and residents of that area. But now the situation has been tackled. Around 50 vehicles were caught in a span of five days.
The reason behind the violations was the closure of a lane between the aforementioned chowks. The closure took place as Pune Municipal Corporation had initiated Smart City work on this route. Consequently, a diversion from ITI road was instructed to the commuters so that they could reach their destination. However, very few people followed this rule.
As per Pune Mirror, Navnath Ghogre, police inspector (traffic), Chaturshringi police station, said, “Regular action was always being taken against vehicle owners found violating norms and going into no-entry lanes. But, rather than stressing on penalties, we are laying stress on creating awareness and counselling rule-violators about the consequences of their actions.”
The Police also took note of the fact that some residents had to necessarily go in the wrong direction so as to reach their homes.
People who live in the nearby areas appreciated the efforts taken by the traffic police. Ashutosh Jadhav, a local resident, said, “It is good that the traffic police department has finally woken up to its responsibilities and acted — one hopes that this will help end the constant traffic snarls on this road. Also, members of the public should be more vigilant about following regulations, as they only risk the lives of innocent people when they don’t.”
Source: Pune Mirror