Pimpri-Chinchwad’s Bijlinagar Chowk Gets New Traffic Plan

PUNE: The traffic police plans to implement a new system at the Bijlinagar chowk in Pimpri-Chinchwad township to curb the accidents taking place in the area. The earlier proposal of channelising traffic with the help of barricades has been opposed by local residents.
Manoj Patil, deputy commissioner of police (traffic), said, “The traffic police had put up barricades on a trial basis, but they were removed on Sunday as local residents opposed the move. Commuters pointed out that they had to travel more than a km while coming from the Akurdi railway station and heading towards Chinchwadgaon because of the barricades.”
Elaborating on the new plan, Patil said, “Speedbreakers will be built on the road from Akurdi railway station to Chinchwadgaon to curb accidents at the busy chowk. The new system will be monitored for 15 days and finalised only after ensuring that it had led to reduction in accidents and congestion. If no improvement is seen, a consultant will be appointed to prepare a new plan”.
Sachin Kale, a resident of Akurdi, welcomed the decision of removing the barricades at Bijlinagar chowk. “This will reduce travel time between Akurdi and Chinchwadgaon as one will not have to take a turn at the Bijlinagar chowk to go to Sambhaji chowk and come back to the Bijlinagar chowk,” he said.
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