Traffic diversions issued in Pune for Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti processions today
In view of Shivaji Jayanti celebrations and processions in Pune today, movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on several routes in the city will be diverted.
Updated Mar 10, 2023 | 10:29 AM IST
Traffic advisory issued in Pune for Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti processions | Representational Image
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In view of celebrations and processions for Shivaji Jayanti
-birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji
Maharaj- the traffic movement in Pune will be affected on Friday, March 10. The Pune Traffic Police have put in place restrctions and diversions on several routes in the city from where the processions will pass.
While Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on February 19 as per the Gregorian calendar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti falls on March 10 this year as per the Hindu tithi.
Main procession route
The main procession route starts from Bhawani Mata Mandir, Bhawani Peth, and Ramoshi Gate Chowk and ends at Lalmahal Chowk in Pune. Essential service vehicles such as Fire Brigade and Ambulance are exempted from the orders.
Traffic diversions in Pune for Shivaji Mahraj Jayanti on March 10
-After traffic stop on Nehru Road, those going from Power House to Seven Loves should go via Qadar Chowk – Quarter Gate Chowk – Old Motor Stand or take the route from Power House to Samarth Police Station to Shantai Hotel to Quarter Gate to Old Motor Stand. Also, those going from Seven Loves Chowk to Power House should proceed via Bahubali Chowk, Rajasbai Gangale Path via Old Motor Stand – Quarter Gate.
-After traffic stop on Laxmi Road, those going towards Tilak Chowk should take Nehru Road – Power House Chowk – Apollo Talkies – Phadke Houd – Jijamata Chowk. Also, those going from Devji Baba Chowk to Swargate via Mithganj Chowk should use Nehru Road from Devji Baba Chowk to Daruwala Bridge to Apollo Cinema to Power House Chowk.
-Traffic on Ganesh Road will go to the desired destination via Gadgil Putala- Budhwar Chowk via Shivaji Road
as per requirement. Traffic coming via Kelkar Road, Budhwar Chowk, Pasodya Vithoba Mandir will be diverted from Appa Balwant Chowk, Budhwar Chowk as per requirement till the procession passes Moti Chowk, Phadke Houd Chowk and will proceed to the destination via Bajirao Road, Shivaji Road.
-Those going to Swargate from Shivaji Road will proceed from SG Barve Chowk via Jungli Maharaj Road via Khandoji Baba Chowk- Tilak Chowk- Tilak Road to their destination. Motorists going from SG Barve Chowk to Pune Manpa Bhavan should take a left turn from Jhansi Rani Chowk on Jungli Maharaj Road.
-Motorists and pedestrians have been advised to avoid using the procession route and use alternative routes.
Parking of all types of vehicles are prohibited on both sides of the procession route, and parking of vehicles up to a distance of 100 feet from the mouth of the main road is also restricted on lanes where the procession is going.
Small processions to be held in these areas
Apart from the main procession, small and big processions will be held in Camp, Khadki, and other areas of the city. The procession in the Camp area will start from Khanya Maruti Chowk, Tryluck Hotel Chowk, New Modikhana Marg, Mufti Chowk, right turn Qureshi Masjid, Central Street, Bhopale Chowk, Central Street Chowk, and conclude at Asudkhan Chowk.
The procession in the Khadki area will start from Shivaji Statue
, Khadki Bazar, Cantonment Hospital Chowk, Shriram Mandir
, Asurkhana Chowk, Hule Road, Navi Talim Chowk, Gopi Chowk, Ambedkar Chowk, Crown Hotel Chowk, Tikara Chowk
, D.R.Gandhi Chowk, Maharashtra Bank and conclude at Shivaji statue.