Pune, June 15, 2023 – A major traffic congestion was reported on the Pune-Ahmednagar road near Chandannagar as an oil tanker overturned in the dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane earlier today. The incident occurred around 7 am on Tuesday and resulted in significant disruptions to traffic flow, causing inconvenience to commuters.
The driver of the oil tanker sustained injuries in the incident and was immediately transported to Sassoon General Hospital for treatment. The Pune Municipal Corporation’s fire brigade team promptly responded to the distress call, rushing to the scene to provide assistance. To aid in the removal of the overturned tanker, a crane was called upon.
The heavy traffic jam created a challenging situation for office-goers, particularly IT professionals, who found themselves trapped in the congested roadway. The accumulation of vehicles persisted for an extended period as officials worked diligently to safely remove the tanker using the crane. Consequently, other lanes were also blocked, further exacerbating the traffic situation.
According to preliminary investigations, the tanker overturned earlier today after colliding with the BRT lane divider. Authorities are actively working to clear the road and restore normal traffic conditions as quickly as possible. Commuters are urged to exercise patience and, if feasible, consider alternative routes to minimize disruption to their daily routines.
Officials are closely monitoring the situation and implementing necessary measures to ensure the smooth and efficient movement of vehicles on the Pune-Ahmednagar road. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of cautious driving and strict adherence to traffic regulations to prevent such accidents.
For the latest updates and information on the traffic situation on the Pune-Ahmednagar road, commuters are advised to consult local news sources and stay informed