Traffic diversion plan for Pimpri, Dapodi to give way to Pune Metro work
Pune Metro work has begun from Pimpri to Dapodi as well as in Vanaz in Kothrud. The work is going on at good pace on the first route on Mumbai-Pune Road (NH4), where Pimpri and Dapodi areas have been barricaded till Nashik Phata. To avoid traffic congestion which will cause inconvenience to citizens, Pune Metro has released a traffic diversion plan for that area prepared by College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) and approved by traffic authorities.
“We have carefully designed a specific traffic diversion plan to help citizens commute with ease. With support and cooperation during such situations from the residents of the area, we will complete the project in time,” said Dr Brijesh Dixit, managing director, Maha Metro.
Maha Metro has indicated that the work undertaken from Nashik Phata to Kharalwadi foot-over-bridge has a clear traffic plan. In this area, vehicles moving on the main lane stands diverted to the service lane and traffic flow on the service road will be as usual.
“Both lanes going towards Mumbai on the main road will be closed between 11 am to 5 pm during the day and 11 pm to 5 am during night and rest of the time one lane will be available,” said Dr Dixit.
Throughout the plan, one lane of the main road will remain completely functional towards Pune, while, only one lane of Mumbai and Pune main road will be closed and other will be open 24x7 for vehicles and traffic flow on the service road will be as usual from CME to Nashik Phata.