Traffic Diversions Implemented Near Shimla Office Chowk for Metro Work

Pune, May 16th, 2024: As preparations for girder launching and pillar construction for a metro station near Shimla Office Chowk in Pune city gather momentum, the Pune City Police Commissionerate’s Traffic Branch, under the stewardship of Deputy Commissioner Rohidas Pawar, has announced strategic traffic diversions to alleviate potential congestion in the vicinity. Effective from Friday, May 17th, these measures aim to streamline traffic flow and ensure minimal disruption during the construction phase.

Traffic Flow Changes

Closure of Entry Points

  • Veer Chaphekar Chowk Flyover Entry: Entry from the Veer Chaphekar Chowk flyover towards Shimla Office will be closed.
    • Alternate Route: Utilize the service road near Veer Chaphekar flyover, proceeding towards Narveer Tanaji Wadi via Veer Chaphekar Chowk, followed by a right turn towards Shimla Office.
  • FC Road Entry to Shimla Office Chowk: Entry from FC Road to Shimla Office Chowk via Veer Chaphekar Chowk will be closed.
    • Alternate Route: Continue straight from Chaphekar Chowk to Narveer Tanaji Wadi Chowk, then turn right towards Shimla Office Chowk.
  • Narveer Tanaji Wadi Entry to Veer Chaphekar Chowk: Entry from Narveer Tanaji Wadi to Veer Chaphekar Chowk will also be closed.
    • Alternate Route: Turn left from Narveer Tanaji Wadi towards Shimla Office, then make a right turn at Chaphekar Chowk.
  • Shivajinagar Railway Station Entry via Shimla Office Chowk: Entry for vehicles traveling from SG Barve Chowk to Shivajinagar Railway Station via Shimla Office Chowk will be prohibited.
    • Alternate Route: Turn left at Shimla Office Chowk towards Veer Chaphekar Chowk, then right at Veer Chaphekar Chowk followed by another right at Narveer Tanaji Wadi Chowk to reach Shivajinagar Railway Station.
  • Shivajinagar Railway Station to Narveer Tanaji Wadi via ST Stand Circle: Entry from Shivajinagar Railway Station to Narveer Tanaji Wadi via ST Stand Circle will be restricted.
    • Alternate Route: Vehicles bound for Savitribai Phule Pune University from Shimla Chowk should take the Veer Chaphekar flyover from the LIC side.

Parking Restrictions

To facilitate smoother traffic flow, parking will be prohibited for all vehicles from Veer Chaphekar Chowk to Narveer Tanaji Wadi Chowk on Shimla Office Road.


With these proactive traffic management measures in place, the Pune City Police Commissionerate aims to ensure seamless vehicular movement while construction activities for the metro station near Shimla Office Chowk progress. Motorists are urged to adhere to the designated routes and parking regulations for their safety and the efficient functioning of traffic operations.

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