The 2 km stretch around the Hinjewadi Chowk is the painful stretch. The traffic here does not come to a standstill. But it always moves at a snail’s pace. The road is used by the commuters in the IT industry to reach Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Hinjewadi InfoPark. The traffic moves swiftly when you get into this section of the road from NH 4 bypass or from Wakad. As the traffic approach the chowk, the speed is reduced to a crawl. In spite of having cops on duty during the office rush hours, it is pathetic.
While waiting for the traffic to move fast, I always wondered why? If there are cops at the chowk directing traffic, there should be a complete stop before the cars move. But it is never the case. All the vehicles are moving but very slowly. It is because some of them are going towards Phase I which is left turn from chowk. At the intersection, the roads are laden with potholes resulting in a stop-and-go traffic!