PCMC News: Changes At Dange Chowk To Reduce Traffic Congestion
PUNE: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has set up channelisers on three sides of Dange chowk on Aundh-Ravet road in Thergaon to allow motorists a free left turn without causing congestion.
In addition to the channelisers, zebra crossings will be repainted and footpaths built on all sides. Traffic signals will be installed and the existing road dividers will be extended to segregate flow of vehicles. All the measures would be in place in a month’s time, assured Patil.
An official of the traffic department of the PCMC said, “The widening of Aundh-Ravet road is in progress, so channelisers on the fourth side of the chowk, leading to Tathawade, will be set up later. The traffic signal at the centre will be removed and signal posts will be installed in the channelisers on all the four sides.”
The PCMC will soon conduct a drive to check encroachments along the roads converging at the chowk. As a long-term measure to reduce traffic congestion, the PCMC plans to construct a flyover at Dange chowk.
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