Pune: IT-professionals working in the Magarpatta city can heave a sigh of relief, as traffic woes in the Hadapsar area are expected to be resolved soon.
After carrying out successful pilot projects of traffic signal synchronisation on Karve road, the traffic police department is now carrying out a detailed study of the five kilometer stretch from Hadapsar to the race course in a bid to synchronise the traffic signals, to reduce congestion in the area.
With the increasing traffic inflow on the Pune-Solapur highway, the city traffic police making a detailed study of all the traffic signals on the route, which will help channelise vehicular movement in the area.
Deputy commissioner of police (traffic), Vishwas Pandhare said, “We have identified routes in the city that have major traffic issues, we are carrying out a detail study on the four kilometer stretch from Hadapsar to race course. At an average speed of 40, we are checking the time taken by different vehicles such as two-wheelers, three-wheelers, four-wheelers and buses. The study includes total time taken to cover the distance between two signals, which will also include vehicles joining the main stream traffic from the adjoining lanes.”
Pandhare further added, “The study will be carried out, taking into consideration the peak hours (9am to 12 noon and 5pm to 9 pm). Due to IT-companies in the area, the traffic flow has increased drastically.”
The pilot project of traffic signal synchronisation on the one kilometer stretch from Khandoji baba chowk to Nal stop at Karve road. This saves about 40 to50 seconds of time along the stretch which is 25 to 30 per cent for two and four wheelers, where as public transport buses see a 10 per cent cut in the time taken.
Commuters travelling on an average speed of 35 to 40 kpmh, generally get green signals at successive intersection, which is known as green wave of signals.
In conclusion Pandhare said, “As per the study after traffic signal synchronisation shows that during peak hours two-wheeler travel time has reduced by 27 per cent, four-wheeler by 31 and buses by 9 percent.”