Hinjewadi Traffic: Solution In Sight
The Katraj-Dehu Road by-pass, which is a part of National Highway 4, is perhaps a rare example in the world of a high-speed highway which is feeder-connector to an Expressway (Pune-Mumbai) that has a traffic signal on it. The roads are part of India’s much hyped ‘golden-quadrilateral’ national road network.
“More than 1.2 lakh vehicles pass through the junction every day. The traffic in the peak hours much above the stipulated capacity of the roads. There are also some spot specific problems that need to be sorted out. A team comprising members from all the stake-holder bodies is working on it. Disallowing right turns at the junction would definitely increase the distance one has to travel, but it will no doubt reduce travel time as traffic congestion will be avoided.” – Manoj Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Pune.
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