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.


तुमचा ट्रॅक चुकलाय...!

पुणे - विधी महाविद्यालय रस्ता - या रस्त्याच्या परिसरात तयार करण्यात आलेल्या सायकल ट्रॅकवर स्वयंचलित दुचाकी वाहनांना बंदी आहे, हे खरे तर लिहिता-वाचता येणाऱ्यांना कळायला हवे. ते कळत नसल्याने "तुमचा ट्रॅक चुकलाय...' हे समजावून सांगण्याची जबाबदारी याच परिसरातील एका शाळकरी मुलाने घेतली होती. अर्थात आपल्याच धुंदीत निघालेले बेदरकार वाहनचालक या शाळकरी मुलाला दाद देतील ? हा प्रसंग टिपला आहे "सकाळ'चे वाचक निखिल देशपांडे यांनी.


  1. Anonymous said...

    To improve Pune traffic conditions

    1. Buy 1000 buses for Pune city, mix of AC and Non AC Non polluting new buses so that at any stop one does not have to wait for more than 5 mins to get a bus. So that people are discouraged to use personal vehicles.

    2. Implement smart license (which is already done) and smart license plate to charge road tax based on road usage in city limits. Charge will increase hyperbolically as per usage. Trace non payers with GPS and permanently confiscate/destroy vehicles. (This is already implemented in Singapore)

    3. Get Young and energetic traffic squadrons at ALL junctions for immediate arrest of all traffic offenders and put on traffic rules rehabilitation and learning plan. Second time offenders would be subjected to rigorous imprisonment. Use video camera recording a proof in the court to avoid anarchy.

    Money spent implementing this would much lower than expensive proposals like speed trains , ring road and sky buses. The government which succeeds in implementing this would win elections next time sureshot.

    Then think about ring roads, high speed trains and metros.

  2. neo said...

    And who do you think is interested in all these things? Politicians? PMC? PMT? Corporators? who?

  3. Anonymous said...

    Traffic rules should be made more strict to he extent of banning or cancelling the liescence.

    Road accidents should be considered as equal crime of normal crimes and not as road accident.

    Veichle pasing per year and recovery of fines should be connected to veichle passing.

  4. Advait said...

    everybody tals about traffic rules. rules are there only thing is we all so called EDUCATED people ignore to follow these rules.

    why don't we first start following them and then later think of whether system is wrong or we.

    think on this

  5. captsubh said...

    Seeing the state of affairs,the only realistic, though,unfortunately pessimistic, comment I can make about Pune's situation is,it is "BEYOND REDEMPTION".
    2]Even God cannot help us,let alone,the politicians & the bureaucrats.The police is terribly weak or mostly absent,the PMC is incompetent & corrupt,the original docile local people good,but helpless,the outsiders thronging here for education/jobs, non caring,indisciplined & aggressive & the whole overflowing stinking cauldron is sickening!
    SPTM[save Pune Traffic Management]is trying to make some improvements,but the effort is a drop in the ocean.
    3]The only viable, though cruel solution will be to raize the city to the ground & rebuild from scratch,but even here,our greedy & corrupt politicians,PMC,builders will be around to grab more than their legitimate pound of flesh.
    4]I have been crying hoarse to check our population,stop influx into cities/towns,decentralise & build new townships far away from present in stead of expanding boundaries of say Pune upto Lonavala,but who listens & who cares?
    5]I have retired & do not get affected by the traffic to that extent,but my heart & sympathies go out to the totally hapless lakhs of two wheeler drivers & pillion riders including ladies & kids, who have to commute day in & day out in this terribly polluted,crowded,sickening hell of a city.
    6]I am definitely not a cynic & being born here,used to harbour some pride & hope,but have come to the definite conclusion that quality of life here or for that matter,in India will deteriorate even further despite the share market,malls & multiplexes as there is complete lack of political will,complete lack of ruthlessness by the police & complete lack of honesty & integrity in the PMC/PMT.
    7]The builders have become greedy beyond wildest imagination & there is no explanation whatsoever for escalation of property prices in say Prabhat road area from say Rs.2500/per sq.foot to Rs.6500/7000/ being quoted within 3-4 years.
    8]All the big talk by guardian minister is all political hogwash & he is no better than the city's MP, who had brought the situation to this pathetic pass & city on the brink of disaster! All these guys are fairly old themselves & in the quest for power & money,have no concern for the next generations.Even God cannot help us no matter what sakal tries to do or few concerned & greatly worried citizens keep suggesting.Doomsday is here!
    9]I admire the student in the photo trying to knock some sense into our road heroes,but if he is wise & clever,he should find a way to go abroad ASAP for his own good rather than risk being maimed/run over!
    Subhash Bhate

  6. neo said...

    Subhash sir,
    It is only to the puneiites to blame for your point number 7. The so called middle class, so called higly cultured but arrogant punekars or puneris. They are the ones who were happy that the prices of the properties (mostly inherited from their old parents) were going up. Now they must pay for their sins.

  7. captsubh said...

    With due respect for yr generally apt & well thought out comments on other subjects,here I think you are totally off the mark & have no right to unnecessarily call Punekars arrogant.Making such baseless statements/judgements is totally uncalled for.
    भात्यातून सोडलेला बाण परत घेणे सोपे नाही व कित्येक निरूपद्रवी लोकांची मने उगाचच दुखावून काय साध्य होणार?
    I believe in putting myself in other's shoes before writing.
    Many persons from middle class in Pune live in ancestral houses/flats & are simple God fearing folks barely making both ends meet.
    Few may sell inherited homes/flats & reap benefits,but do not be so cruel/naive to taint them all as greedy.What their flat is worth is of no consequence/importance to them as they have nowhere else to go!What sin have they committed?Are they responsible for prices quoted by builders?
    And when it comes to next generation to buy flats,despite easily available loans,most still cannot afford them or else take risk to pay back massive EMIs all their lives!
    You are not calling a spade a spade here & I regretably have to record objection to your sweeping remark with hope that you will reconsider & retract same!!
    Subhash Bhate

  8. Neo said...


    I am sorry if i am harsh on cityiites. But let me explain to you by example what i mean.
    1) Somebody where we (as family) enquired about place for rent told us that they would like to rent it out to outstation students as they pay more rent (3000x4=12000) compared to a family who normally does not pay more than Rs. 6000. It does not matter to them what the society says or how the students/bachelors behave.
    2) Somebody even told us that they do not like their kitchen wall being blackened by families who normally cook. Bachelors normally do not cook and hence the kitchens are clean (they don't worry about toilets).
    3) One esteemed landlady (who stays in Mumbai: name Bhagwat) told my friend (who was paying Rs.4000 rent then and had stayed there for 4 years) to increase the rent to 7500 or vacate the house. Reason: She was offered that much for the flat.
    There are innumberable examples (and i don't even count the descendents of Mavalas - Bhoite, Kaspate, Shelar etc etc who have sold their lands to builders for money and are now rash driving Indicas) like this. Face it. It was something the people brought on themselves. Don't you know who are the people selling their bunglows on Prabhat road to builders for new construction? Open any newspaper and you would find an ad for a bunglow in kothrud for sale for a crore and half. Do you think they are in need of money? What need justifies a price tag of Crore rupees? What need justifies the arrogance of telling others that they booked a flat of Rs.70 lacs on Tilak road? Rs. 70 Lacs? I am not sure if the IT boom would continue or not, but if it does not, then don't expect any sympathy from me for suiciders!

  9. captsubh said...

    Point taken!Only thing is शितावरून सर्व भाताची परिक्षा करू नये!मी पुण्यातच जन्मलो,वाढलो व महाराष्ट्राबाहेर २५-३० वर्षे काढल्यावर पुण्यात परतूनहि बरेच वर्षे झाली.यामुळे मला इथली बरीच माहिती आहे व या विषयावरचा अफ़ाट किंमतवाढीचा मुद्दा क्रमांक ७ मीच उठवला आहे हे विसरू नये.
    १]कांही लोकांना उदरनिर्वाहासाठी नाइलाजाने विद्यार्थी भाड्याने ठेवावे लागतात.विद्यार्थी ठेवले तर ते सोडून जातात,पण भाडेकरूंच्या बाबतीत शाश्वती नसते!
    भाडे वाढवणे कायद्याने सुद्धा मान्य केले आहे.
    २]जमिनींच्या किंमती वाढवणे सर्वसामान्यांच्या हातात नसते.Market forces प्रमाणे त्या वाढतात.Supply & demand मधील तफ़ावतीमुळे त्या आवाक्याच्या बाहेर गेल्या आहेत हे सत्य आहे,पण त्यामुळेच मुद्दाम कोणी विकायला काढत नाहीत.
    ३]कांही लोकांच्या नशिबामुळे त्यांना वडिलोपार्जित घरे/बंगले मिळाले ज्यातले कांही मोडकळीस आले आहेत किंवा उतारवयात चोरीच्या भितीने त्यांना तेथे रहाणे शक्य नाही! मग फ़्लट केले तर फ़ायदा तर होतोच व सुरक्षितता पण प्राप्त होते.
    ४]माझ्या ओळखीतले कित्येक आप्तेष्ट प्रभात व इतर रस्त्यांजवळ रहात आहेत व आचरणाने साधे आहेत व त्यांना कांहीहि हाव सुटलेली नाहीं.
    ५]आपण तरूण व होतकरू आहात,तरी न मागता एक सल्ला देउ इच्छितो की शक्यतो नांवे घेणे टाळलेले बरे!

  10. Yogesh said...

    Pratyekane jar niyam palala tar kashachich garaj nahiye! .... pan kahi lok "Amhi lai bhari" ya category madhe asatat. Tyana bhram asato ki te vegale ahet.And hence they dont follow the rules.
    This requires self realization.If someone follows the rule, why other person laughs at him/her. This needs to be stopped. Changing attitude is the most importnat key for this.We need gromming in such a way that will change attitude of people.

    Pan tari kahi "kodge" asatatach .... tyana kahich karu shakat nahi.
    Mi pardeshat khup firalo tasach tyanchya systems pahilya ....one thing what I observed is people think about others atleast while driving...which we dont.They are not careless where we are.
    In US and Singapore , Cars stops 15 feet away if some one is on zebra crossing ...and nobody has to tell that Cars needs to stop.
    So as per me ... each individual should realize what wrong he/she is doing.

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    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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