The traffic control branch of Pune police has warned of strict action against the vehicles travelling through the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) routes in the city. In a press release issued on Saturday,DCP (traffic) Vishwas Pandhare said private vehicles are banned from entering the BRTS route. He stated that no vehicles apart from the state transport and PMPML buses,some private buses,ambulances,fire brigade and police vans,are allowed to travel on the BRTS route.
The police have found that vehicles that are not allowed on BRTS route are the cause of most mishaps.
Strict legal action will be taken from November 25 against such vehicles found illegally travelling on the BRTS routes. DCP Pandhare has appealed to citizens to avoid taking their four-wheelers and two-wheelers on BRTS routes.
On Friday,an HSC (science) student of Moledina Junior College had died in a road mishap on the BRTS Route on the Pune-Solapur road in Hadapsar. The police had identified the deceased as Vindeshrao Vivekrao Mudbidari (17),resident of Amar Nagari,Hadapsar. He and his friend Harshad Marathe were on a two-wheeler. They were knocked down by a state transport bus coming towards Hadapsar on the Kirloskar flyover.
The impact was so severe that Vindeshrao died in the mishap. His friend Harshal survived with injuries. The police said that his father runs newspaper advertisement agency. The Hadapsar police have arrested the state transport bus driver,Rohidas Bhosale,in the case.