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हा ब्लॉग म्हणजे पुणेकरांचं व्यासपीठ आहे. तुम्हाला पडलेले प्रश्‍न, तुमच्या समस्या सुचलेली उत्तरं, पाहिलेलं चांगलं काही आणि कोणाच्या तरी पाठीवर मारायची थाप... हे सारं तुम्ही इथे "शेअर' करू शकता. पोस्ट, फोटो आणि व्हिडिओ साऱ्यांचंच इथे स्वागत आहे.अट फक्त एकच एखाद्यानं मांडलेल्या समस्येवर, प्रश्‍नावर इतरांनी उत्तरं सुचवायची!

संडे स्पेशल

अवतीभवती घडणारं काही खास...निवडक म्हणजे "ई सकाळ'चं संडे स्पेशल. सरत्या आठवड्यातील चर्चेची घटना आणि मराठी साहित्यात पदार्पण केलेलं नवं कोरं पुस्तक, असे दर आठवड्याला स्पेशल विषय. खास संडे स्पेशलमध्ये.


कालचाच पाठ पुढे सुरू...

चौकाचौकांत बेशिस्त!

1. शनिपार चौक झेब्रा क्रॉसिंग पादचाऱ्यांना रस्ता ओलांडण्यासाठी असते, हे या वाहनचालकांच्या गावीही नाही. झेब्रा क्रॉसिंगच्याही पुढे "धावण्या'ची या वाहनांची जणू शर्यत लागली आहे.
2. भाऊसाहेब खुडे चौक (सिमला ऑफिस परिसर) येथेही झेब्रा क्रॉसिंग दिसूच द्यायचे नाही, असे चारचाकी वाहन चालकांनी ठरविले दिसते!
3. जेधे चौक (स्वारगेट परिसर) येथेही तीच गत. झेब्रा क्रॉसिंगवरून रस्ता ओलांडायचाच नाही, अशी जणू यांनी प्रतिज्ञाच केली आहे!
हे असंच चालू असतं. कितीही सांगा "स्वयंशिस्त' हा शब्दच माहीत नसल्यासारखं आपण वागत असतो. कसं व्हायचं अशानं?


  1. Avhanekar said...

    Many places there is no zebra crossing, even on BRT route, then there is no option to cross road from other place.

  2. Anonymous said...

    writing this from Europe - Prague city. I was in USA also and I can compare traffic in Pune with advanced cities like newyork, prague etc.
    We need some lateral thinking here, everytime we cry that we dont have dicipline, that is not the case. Let me explain.
    I guess traffic rules in India are designed in 1947 ( or 1857?) or so. There is vast difference in vehicles at that time and now. At that time there were very few 2 wheelers and 3 wheelers. If you see any traffic jam in pune, it is mainly because 2 wheelers and 3 wheelers trying to go ahead of each other.
    These vehicles are designed to manuver easily and they can slip in small gaps between other big vehicles. My point here is we need some new rules exclusively for 2 and 3 wheelers, have seperate lanes for them,
    try to discourage using this by increasing standards of mass transport ( of course this idea is not good for BAL).
    Here in prague, you can travel from any where to anywhere using mass transport system. You get any tram or bus or metro within not more than 3 min.
    Traffic police - if they concentrate on regulating traffic instead of collecting fine, there will be much difference. I heared some explanation about absense of traffic police at main sqares that there are few manpower than number of vehicles. This is disguise because we dont want a police for each vehicle but we need at least one for each square, and in my knowledge number of roads or squares in Pune have not increased.
    So police dept needs to set priorities whether they want fine collection or regularise traffic. If they want to increase fine collection , they can fine the ones who spit on road, instead of picking the poor mans 2 wheelers with crains etc. No they are not obstructing traffic.
    To conclude
    1) First try to improve mass transport.
    2) Have new rules - especially for 3 wheelers autos, one suggestion here is the 'way of right'. If it is clearly defined who gets the 'right of way' like advanced countries have, things will be more smooth.
    3) Have at least 1 police in main squares and reverse his responsibility ( he should not collect cash but only regularise traffic.)
    Thats what i think,

    Rasik Punekar.

  3. Sulabha Bhide said...

    Swayamshisteene ch baryach goshtee sadhya karata yetat .

    1 Zebra crossing mokale asatana zebra crossing varoon ch chalayache asa "pan " padacharyannee kela pahije .
    2 Zebra crossing var vahane oobhee asateel tar vahananchya javaloonach tyana aapan chukeeche oobhe rahilo aahot he najarene janavoon det tithoonach chalave .

    Police aanee prashasan yachya var bhist thevalee tar Punya che kahee khara nahee .

    Sulabha Bhide

  4. sadhana said...

    mi sadhya U.S.A madhe ahe, ehte khup shista sagle jan apanhun paltat,police nasale tari!Rastyavar kutra pan nastana stop sign var vahane jara thambunach jatat ani lok pan manala vatel tithun cross karat nahit ashya canglya goshtiche anukaran karayla have.

  5. Neo said...

    Well, there is only one thing to do for such vehicle owners. To "smoke them out" of their vehicles and kill them on road.

  6. Jagruk Nagarik said...

    I think all punekars to take oath for the dicipline that we will regulate the traffic rules. The Traffic rules are mainly not followed by North Indians who have migrated for job, or education. If you see the behaviour of these people particularly in the places like paud road, you will agree. These people to be punished well to improve the conditions

    Jagruk Nagarik

  7. Jagruk Nagarik said...

    I think all punekars to take oath for the dicipline that we will regulate the traffic rules. The Traffic rules are mainly not followed by North Indians who have migrated for job, or education. If you see the behaviour of these people particularly in the places like paud road, you will agree. These people to be punished well to improve the conditions

    Jagruk Nagarik

  8. Neo said...

    Only north indians? I don't think so! I know they should be prevented for making pune a better place but when issues like security and road-safety are concerned, i don't think ONLY NIs are responsible. Assuming that would only close our eyes towards reality. How many times have we seen the "real sons of soil" getting involved in robberies and breaking rules such as traffic rules! Just open any newspaper and look at the crime scenario. The first and foremost in this race are Muslims. Second, people who are "sons of land". I don't deny that NIs are appearing quite frequently in this list. But people whose only qualification is becoming prominent in all sorts of elections, people who are qualified only as "estate agents", people who "claim" to be either from so-called-downtrodden society (and therefore get license to live anywhere in the city and behave in any way they want) and people whose ego is so big (because once they were "warrior" people) that nobody should ask them about obeying any rule; who are these people? They are Maharashtrians, right? Also I am sceptical about comments of "Rasik Punekar". Separate lanes for two and three wheelers, you say? Ever seen how the Punekars drive in wrong (actually opposite) lanes (probably to save petrol)? Ever seen two, three and four wheelers travelling in the route reserved for BRT? Ever seen such enthusiasm in any other city for NOT using a helmet? Know what? These are "rotten" people with "rotten" mentality. I just heard a news about a person getting killed with one of his kids on a motorcycle. Also injured were two more of his kids. So why should i feel bad? How many people were travelling on that bike? Four. A routine scene on any city route. People travel on their bikes with such alarming gallant behaviour carrying infants in two, three numbers that we (who travel alone beside them) feel scared.

  9. captsubh said...

    मी साधना व neo जे लिहितात त्याशी सहमत आहे.
    सध्या मी पण USA मध्ये काही महिन्यांकरता आहे व येथील रस्यांवरची शिस्त खरच वाखाणण्यासारखी व अनुकरण करण्यासारखी आहे.
    दिवसरात्र येथे कोणीहि सिग्नल कधीच तोडत नाही,आपापल्या योग्य लेनमध्येच वाहने चालवितात,right of way नसेल तर सदैव इतर वाहनांना रस्ता देतात,
    पादचारी रस्ता पार करताना दिसल्यास स्वतःची वाहने आवश्यकतेप्रमाणे थांबवितात किंवा हळू करतात व हाताने खूण करून पादचा-यांना पार करायला सांगतात.
    येथे वाहनांचे वेग आपल्या मानाने खूप जास्त[65 to 75 miles/hr] असूनहि फ़ार कमी अपघात होतात.
    ज्या ज्या गल्ल्यांमधे कमी गतीचे बंधन असते तेथे वेग कमी करतात.
    क्वच्चित पोलिसांनी पकडलेच तर त्याशी कुठलिहि हुज्जत घालायला मज्जाव असतो व पोलिस licence काढल्यापासूनचा सर्व रेकोर्ड तपासतात व यथायोग्य शिक्षा/दंड ठोठावतात.चिरीमिरी हा प्रकार नाही!
    आपल्याकडे त्या मानाने प्रचंड वाहनसंख्या आहे हे पूर्ण मान्य आहे पण काही अपवाद वगळता स्वयंशिस्तीचापण पूर्ण अभाव आहे,तसेच आपण देशाभिमान विसरून बसलो आहोत.
    मंत्री व मोठ्या पुढा-यांना लाल दिव्याच्या गाडीत बसून बाकी वाहने थांबवून जाण्याची सवय लागल्यामुळे तमाम जनतेच्या दुखाःची जाणीव वा पर्वा नाही!
    आपल्याला ख-या अर्थाने महासत्ता व्हायचे असेल तर प्रथम आपली मानसिकता पहिली बदलली पाहिजे
    सुभाष भाटे

  10. Anonymous said...


    Currently I am living in USA & I have been in pune for 4 yrs ...

    I dont want to compare traffic between USA & PUNE.

    But Kindly Request to my Indian Brothers & Sister that Please do follow the traffic rules as its made up for us only.

    If you r going to break the rules other have tendancy to do the same.

    Please my Indian frinds time has come to change the thing ...change the mentality.

  11. Adhiraj Joglekar said...

    Almost 10% of the global road traffic accidents occur in India. Much of the world wide web is full of sarcasm & mocking of the indisciplined driving on Indian roads. Unfortunately in since 60 years since independence the authorities have failed to publish a National Highway code. Licences are given to anyone who can demonstrate an ability to use the clutch-accelerator, consequently the motoer driving schools teach just that and no more. Concepts such as - blindspots, principle of MSM, the tyre & tarmac rule, 2 second gap and most improtantly giving way are not known to the average Indian driver.

    This site http://driving-india.blogspot.com/ has been created with the purpose of providing driver education and training to all Indian road users. It is by far the most comprehensive website providing training in defensive driving. Learning simple road habits can make our roads safe and also free up congestion caused by traffic chaos.

    At present 17 driver education videos aimed at changing the driving culture on Indian roads are available. The video are unique in that the footage is real life action from streets of London. We have copied the Western habits: Replaced the dhoti with denim, high rise buildings for Indian cottages, burgers and coke instead of Indian breads and perhaps sugarcane juice. Surely we can copy the Western ways of travelling too.

    To watch the videos, interested readers may visit: http://driving-india.blogspot.com/

    The videos cover the following topics:

    Video 1: Covers the concept of Blind spots
    Video 2: Introduces the principle of Mirrors, Signal and Manoeuvre
    Video 3: At red lights, stop behind the stop line
    Video 4: At red lights there are no free left turns
    Video 5: The Zebra belongs to pedestrians
    Video 6: Tyres and Tarmac (rather than bumper to bumper)
    Video 7: Merging with the Main road
    Video 8: Leaving The Main Road
    Video 9: Never Cut Corners
    Video 10: Show Courtesy on roads
    Video 11: 5 Rules that help deal with Roundabouts
    Video 12: Speed limits, stopping distances, tailgating & 2 seconds rule
    Video 13: Lane discipline and overtaking
    Video 14: Low beam or high beam?
    Video 15: Parallel (reverse parking) made easy
    Video 16: Give the cyclist the respect of a car
    Video 17: Dealing with in-car condensation

    Many thanks

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