Traffic at major junctions diverted for palkhi today

Jul 03, 2013, 00:36 IST | A Correspondent

Vehicles being diverted at major junctions due to the palkhi procession of Sant Dyaneshwar and Sant Tukaram

Traffic on Laxmi Road near Sant Kabir Chowk to Belbaug Chowk, Mahatma Gandhi Road, to Ramoshi Gate and Kharadi bypass to Magarpatta will be closed on Wednesday from 5 am till the Sant Tukaram and Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj palkhis leave the city limits.

Pune traffic police have advised commuters to avoid these roads and take alternate routes. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Vishwas Pandhare said, “Vehicles coming from Mumbai to Ahmednagar can go thorugh Talegaon, Chakan and Shikrapur.

Vehicles from Saswad to Mumbai, Nashik can go via Narayanpur, Kapurhol and Katraj or Saswad, Bapdev Ghat and Katraj bypass,” “Heavy vehicles coming from Solapur towards Ahmednagar, Nashik, Mumbai should go via Choufula, Kedgaon, Shikrapur, Chakan and Talegaon.

These vehicles can also use the route via Theur junction, Kesnand, Wagholi, Markal and Moshi area,” Pandhare added.

Routes to avoid
>> Golibar Maidan to Seven Loves Chowk
>>  BT Kawade junction, Ramtekdi junction, Hadapsar
>> Kharadi bypass to Magarpatta via Solapur road.

Routes to take
>> Sant Kabir Chowk, Rasta Peth power house, Jijamata Chowk, Belbaug Chowk
>>  Wanawadi Bazaar Chowk, Lullanagar Chowk, Gangadham Chowk
>>  Bishop School, Kahun road, Ghorpadi

5 am The time on Wednesday morning from when some major routes in the city will be shut to traffic to allow the Palkhi processions 

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