व्यासपीठ पुणेकरांचे

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.


पुन्हा पुन्हा तीच बेशिस्त

पुण्यात गाडी चालवणं म्हणजे दोरीवरची आणि जिवाचीही कसरत असते. आपल्याला सिग्नल असला, तरीही सगळीकडे नीट पाहूनच पुढे जायला लागतं. कोण, कसा, कधी मधे घुसेल हे सांगता येत नाही. आपल्याला सिग्नल नसताना पुढे जाणं नेहमीचंच आहे. सिग्नल लागायला थोडा वेळ असला आणि सिग्नल लाल झाला असला, तरीही पुढे घुसणाऱ्यांची संख्या भरपूर असते. काल अशीच परिस्थिती मेहेंदळे गॅरेजच्या चौकात झाली होती. आता तिथला रस्ता मोठा झालाय. त्यामुळे वाहतुकीची कोंडी होण्याचे तसे काहीच कारण नाही; पण मधे घुसणाऱ्यांचं काय करायचं? ही क्‍लिप पाहून कोण कुठून येतंय, कोणाला सिग्नल आहे, हे ओळखताही येत नाही. आमने-सामने आलेल्या दोन बस. अधेमधे घुसणारे इतर, त्यामुळे सुमारे अर्धा तास इथे ट्रॅफिक जॅम होता. बरं आपण थोडावेळ थांबलो, जरा मागे राहिलो, तर इतर गाड्या जाऊन ट्रॅफिक सुरळीत होईल, इतका साधा विचारही कोणी करत नाही. अशानं कसं होणार?


  1. Niranjan said...

    Only option to this problem is strict traffic rule enforcement on pune roads. There need to be positive fear of traffic police in Pune. But a standard excuse is given by police - "No Man Power"!!!

  2. Anonymous said...

    There are two mandatory solutions for this. There is no third alternative.
    1. Improve the PMT service. Make it cheaper, fater , better. See the Bangalore Municpal Transport is making profits for last 09 years. It is the cheapest city transport in India.
    See this BMTC link


    2. Pune Traffic Police, must act pro-actively and manage the traffic. If they prevent the traffic offence , then the Fine and Ltem will not required.

    Pune Traffic police is crying for
    Man-power, this is only because of our "non-active" political leaders of Pune. Here all the leaders from all the parties need to be blamed.

    Pune has all the rights to get more police manpower. When Local, State and Central taxes are compared Pune is on second place in Maharashtra.

    Pune pays the maximum road-tax in Maharashtra, becausse maximum vehicles are registered in MH-12 and MH-14 series.

  3. Anonymous said...

    Signal modanaryanchi jar wahane japta karayala lagle tar shistit loka talyawar yetil. Asa 10 lokanchi wahan japti zali tar koni traffic rules modayala dhajawanar nahi.

  4. Amit said...

    Dear All,

    It is always very easy to blame the politicians and police. However, above all, I feel, the self-discipline and sense of responsibility is utmost important to resolve the traffic problems.

    When we drive a vehicle on roads, it is our responsibility to drive it safely by following the traffic rules. We all know the story of two goats crossing a narrow bridge. Like the wise goat, who lied down so that the other goat can pass over him, on the narrow roads of Pune, we should show the prudence of giving others first chance to pass by. Why do we need police to look over us? We are certainly self-sufficient to follow the traffic rules and observe discipline. Yes, we on our own can solve the traffic congestion problems because we are the root cause of it.

  5. Anonymous said...

    This is crazy traffic!
    Have a look at the craziest Indian drivers at this link:

  6. wellwisher said...

    anonymous dated 26 July has raised one of prime issue, THE NUMBER OF POLICEMAN. I mean I don't understand we are already contributing ~8% of direct NATIONAL tax and this is what we have to face. I am pointing towards lack of proper funding for police department in general. That sector is so VITAL and yet not properly funded and total manpower is undercut. You know what, it gives a feeling that we need another kind of uprise like during freedom fighting days with bunch of good leaders to guide us again and help FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS.
    Another way to see it is this is a lesson learned and so hopefully state govt pays proper attention towards "FUNDING" for "INTEGRAL DEPARTMENTS" and NOT LET SUCH THINGS HAPPEN IN UPCOMING & EXPANDING CITIES LIKE NASIK, KOLHAPUR, NAGPUR and all by having enough police force so that such situations could be avoided.

  7. http://driving-india.blogspot.com said...

    Much of the world wide web is full of sarcasm & mocking of driving on Indian roads.

    This site http://driving-india.blogspot.com/ has been created with the purpose of providing driver education and training rather than criticism.

    At present I have produced and made available 17 driver education videos aimed at changing the driving culture on Indian roads are available. To watch the videos, please 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

  8. Michelle said...

    to overcome this problem every one has to perform his responsibilities diligently.We blame traffic police and politician but forget our responsibilities.If you doubt you can check it
    Voilation of traffic rules 1
    violation of traffic rules 2

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