Metro proposes circular traffic plan near Shivajinagar civil court
The Maharashtra metro rail corporation limited (Maha-Metro) has proposed circular traffic near the civil court at Shivajinagar for smooth vehicular flow. One-way traffic will be implemented at the area if the plan is approved by authorities, including Pune municipal corporation (PMC) and the traffic police.
Atul Gadgil, Maha-Metro officer incharge of the Vanaz to Ramwadi metro corridor, said that the civil court metro station would be the biggest rail station in the city.
“Shivajinagar will have interchange stations as two metro lines will cross at this place. With many commuters visiting this station to use the interchange facility, there would be a huge rush around the civil court area,” said Gadgil.
Gadgil said that Maha-Metro has prepared a master plan for the whole area, including the tallest commercial building on the plot.
“To keep the traffic smooth in this area, there is a need to move vehicles in one direction,” he said, adding that the Shivane-Kharadi riverside road planned by PMC under the development plan would help in the implementation of the circular traffic plan.
The Maha-Metro official said that they would submit the plan to PMC and await the approval from the civic administration and traffic police.
According to Maha-Metro officials, feeder bus service will have to be provided near this metro station as per the central government’s directives.