Growing opportunities for education and employment in Pune is leading to rise in population. With this rise, the problem of traffic congestion is becoming more and more troublesome. Hinjewadi IT park commuters are also facing the same problem. So to solve this problem traffic police are trying different ways to ease out the traffic.
The first move for it was to make ‘One way’ in Shivaji Chowk. It was started in last month which is having positive response as there is some reduction in traffic jam in the area. Now as per the officials, another move is taken for solving this problem. During the peak time i.e. in the morning and evening when people generally commute to and fro, separate lane is provided for PMPML buses at Shivaji Chowk. These buses will run on their designated lanes only, which will reduce the traffic congestion. As per the commuters and residents of Hinjewadi, most of the times, people are waiting for the buses at bus stop which is not covered and buses stop on the road which takes more space of the road leading to traffic jam. There is very less space for other vehicles because of this bus stop.
So if these buses run on the separate lanes, it will reduce the traffic congestion up to some extent in the area. Hinjewadi residents and commuters will be more benefited by this move as transit time will be reduced.