Ganesh Chaturthi is the most anticipated and beloved festival of Pune, but it could get a tad bit taxing if you’re working regularly and facing tremendous traffic congestion! So, we at LBB, have penned down five roads you must avoid during the festive season, especially on the day of visarjan.
Don't Get Stuck: Avoid These 5 Roads During Ganesh Chaturthi
Sant Kabir Chowk to Tilak Chowk in Laxmi Road will be jam-packed during the festival. Parking of vehicles will not be allowed on the immersion day from 8.00 am onwards. Avoid taking turn towards Kelkar, Kumthekar and Shastri Roads.
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati at Budhwar Peth is one of the hottest attraction during Chaturthi. With tight security setting, cluster of dhol-tasha troupes playing on the middle of the road, and swarm of people coming in for the darshan, from 7.30 am onwards, it’s advisable to avoid the peth area completely, starting from Kakasaheb Gadgil statue to Alka Talkies. Also, there will be one-way pedestrian routes on some areas in Laxmi and Shivaji Road.
JM & FC Road
The stretch leading from Balgandharva auditorium to Khandoji Baba Chowk to Fergusson College Road, will be closed for vehicles, between 3.00 pm and 11.00 pm, on the day of immersion.
Vehicles will be banned on the patch between PYC Gymkhana and Good Luck Chowk, till the end of Natraj Chowk, from 4.00 pm onwards on the day of visarjan. During the festival, this stretch will jam-packed, so try and avoid it as much as you can!
Although vehicles are not banned from parking in this area, but the stretch from Phoenix Marketcity to Ganpati Chowk sees enormous traffic during Ganesh Chaturthi, especially on the day of immersion.
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