Owing to the stiff opposition and constant pressure from the citizens, the Pune city traffic police department has decided to postpone the decision of implementing ‘no-parking’ zone on Fergusson College Road for the second consecutive time. The deadline to submit suggestions and objections has been extended till October 8.
Due to terror threat and traffic congestion in the area, the traffic department had taken the decision of making the area a ‘no-parking’ zone so that any untoward incident can be averted.
On August 13, Pune city traffic police department had declared ‘no-parking’ zone on the 600 metre stretch on the right side from Good Luck Chowk to Step-In restaurant. The area is used for parking more than 650 two-wheelers per day. Later, the date for filing suggestions and objections was extended till September 15.
However, succumbing to public pressure, the department has extended the deadline and has now proposed new ‘temporary’ alternative arrangements for parking.
Deputy commissioner of police (traffic), Vishwas Pandhare said, “After conducting a proper study, we have made some changes in the parking arrangements for two and four-wheelers. Citizens can send their suggestions and objections till October 8. We also want to see how the new parking arrangements help in easing out the parking issue.”
Alternative parking arrangements
Shirole Complex to Sonali Boutique
Lane of Venus Traders to Vaishali Restaurant lane
Times of India building gate to Shirole Road junction
Shah Electronics to Chocolate-in hotel
Monginis bakery gate to end of Venus Traders lane
Wadeshwar Hotel to Shirole Complex
Sonali Boutique to Monginis Bakery
Hotel Vaishali lane to Times of India building