Traffic Changes In Pune As Palkhis Arrive Today – With the annual Palkhi processions of Sant Tukaram Maharaj and Sant Dhyaneshwar Maharaj, scheduled to be arrived in Pune city on Wednesday, 29th of June, 2016, so that traffic on some of the major roads of city will get affected from Tuesday to Friday. Traffic on the route of processions will be closed to avoid the pilgrims inconvenience. The Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi who began its procession from Dehu on Monday would be halting at the Nivdung Vithoba Temple in Nana Peth, while, the Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi who started its procession from Alandi on Tuesday, would be halting at the Palkhi Vithoba Temple in Bhavani Peth. Both the processions would meet Wakdewadi on the Pune – Mumbai highway here on Wednesday. As, both the palkhi’s have reached in the city, they will be halt on Thursday (30th of June) in the city. And then they will head to Pandharpur on Friday (1st of July) morning.
Pune police have geared up for the smooth passage of the processions of palkhis of Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj & Sant Tukaram. Traffic police have created a plan for traffic diversions during the stay and passage of the palkhis in the major roads of the city from Tuesday to Friday. Also they have made the special branch of city police and have made a plan for the deployment of police teams, all along the several routes of the Palkhi Processesion. On Tuesday, the Dehu Phata to Bhakti Shakti Chowk and Durga Devi Chowk to Tilak Chowk roads will be closed. While, on the arrival day of Palkhi’s that is on Wednesday, the roads from Akurdi to Shivajinagar on Pune-Mumbai Highway & Alandi Road; Sancheti Chowk to Shimla Office Chowk to Tukaram Paduka Chowk to Belbaug Chowk to Nana Peth’s Nivdung Vithoba temple will remain closed. And the diversion has been made through other roads. Also the traffic between Pimpri Chowk & Pimpri bridge would be closed and all the citizens have been requested to use the link road to Chinchwad village or the road from Pimpri Camp to Jamtani Chowk. And people who are going from Alandi to city area they should use Alandi – Markal – Tulapur – Phulgaon – Lonikand – Wagholi – Lohegaon or via Yerawada route. People who are travelling from Akurdi to Shivajinagar area should use Sapras Chowk – Chandrama Chowk – Sadalbaba Road-Parnakuti.
Also, on Friday, roads from Bhavni Peth to Saswad road & Nana Peth to Hadapser will be closed from 5 am omwards. So, to avoid the traffic, diversion has made for the people who travelling from Pune Saswad road, should go through Bhairoba Nala Chowk – Lullanagar Chowk – Kondwa Khadi Machine Chowk – Bopdev Ghat to Saswad area or they travel from Mantar Wadi Phata- Phursungi – Undri – Pisoli – Kondhwa Khadi Machine Chowk – Bopdev Ghat path.