COMPLETE LOCKDOWN IN INDIA-
The country has been under lockdown for quite some time now. The second wave of covid-19 has hit India very badly and to control its spread the government has released some guidelines and has asked the public to follow these guidelines. People were not allowed out of their homes for a few months unless an emergency occurred.
But now, as the spread of the disease is somewhat under control, the government is slowly giving relaxation to the public. Now the people are allowed to come out of their homes but only within the stipulated time period.
EFFECT OF LOCKDOWN ON THE VEHICULAR MOVEMENTS IN PUNE-
This is a very rare time where no people are seen outside. Normally, there are thousands of motor vehicles on the roads and because of the large number, there are often traffic jams in almost every place in the country.
- Additionally, the damaged roads also add to the traffic jams.
- Seeing as there are no to very few people on the roads, the Pune Traffic Police Department has urged the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to take this time to repair the damaged roads in the city.
- The Pune traffic police have said that this is a very apt time to complete the repair work of the busy roads in the city.
- The roads of the Satara and Singhad can be repaired now so that with the proceeding of the unlock process in the country, damaged roads will not cause traffic jams.
PUNE TRAFFIC POLICE DEPARTMENT URGES TO REPAIR THE ROADS-
As the unlocking process slowly takes place, people are seen on the roads. With the opening of markets, malls, offices, and many other places, people are coming out on the streets. This increases the number of motor vehicles running in the country.
- And with the increase in the number of vehicles on the road of the city, the issue of traffic jams may rise very soon.
- So, the traffic police in Pune urged the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to repair the roads and complete the work as soon as possible.
Rahul Shriame, the Deputy Commissioner of the traffic police department in Pune said in an interview “After visiting a few areas from where traffic jam like the situation was reported in the last few days, it was found that many roads have been dug up for various purposes like laying of drainage pipelines, cables, etc. Life in the city is returning to normalcy. Shops, offices, and other establishments have opened and vehicular movements on the city roads have increased tremendously in the last two weeks. There are chances of traffic jams and accidents due to ongoing road work”.
- He also mentioned that due to the ongoing rainfall, there are very few drivers seen on the roads. This is why PMC has employed more manpower to the sites of the road work to finish the repair faster.