Now, Pune Police to manage traffic signal system

Pune: The traffic signal system management, which was with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), has now been handed over to the Pune Police. An order in this connection has been issued to the PMC by Guardian Minister and DyCM Ajit Pawar.

The civic body was looking after signal maintenance, repair and new signal installation. The PMC was managing the signal system for many years in the city. The Pune Police’s Traffic Department has been responsible for traffic management. For an out-of-order signal or for installing a new one, one had to approach the PMC.

A fact-check in the city

There are 700-800 chowks in the city. However, only 200-225 signals are available. Most of them are not functioning

Commuters were facing traffic congestion due to the problem of signal synchronisation. Since the entire system will be handled by the Traffic Police, the problem can be addressed and traffic can be streamlined

More traffic signals are needed in the city, which will soon be installed wherever they are necessary. The Pune Police will closely monitor traffic where congestion is frequent, said a senior police officer

Meeting with the DyCM

Inundation during the rainy season takes place at 206 places across Pune. This leads to traffic snarls. Water pumps will be used to take out excess water from these places. The issue was discussed with the Deputy Chief Minister, said the police officer

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