The Pune Municipal Corporation has instructed agencies to carry out repairs without hampering the flow of traffic.
The city traffic police department has said that the traffic will be diverted as a precautionary measure at night.
The grade separator caters to one-way traffic, towards the Civil Court from Simla Office Chowk. PMC officials said that water had accumulated at the grade separator last weekend and steps were taken to remove it.
It was found that the drainage line was damaged. The agencies involved in Metro works were informed following which the work started.
Traffic police officials said that alternative roads are available for vehicles travelling towards Pune Station. The vehicles can travel via Sangam bridge and RTO Chowk, instead of Kamgar Putala Road stretch.
The PMC’s water supply pipeline was damaged near the RTO during Metro work a couple of months ago. Daily travellers said that the authorities should work in coordination to avoid instances affecting the flow of traffic.
Amit Takle, a regular traveller, said that the grade separator was closed for traffic last weekend due to water accumulation.
“It is good that work has been planned at night when traffic is less, but it should be done on a priority basis,” he said.
Siddharth Kaul, who often visits Civil Court, said that the grade separator also requires regular maintenance.
“A damage to the pipeline and accumulation of water in the grade separator shows that there is lack of coordination among the agencies and civic administration. Digging related works should go ahead only after joint visits at the spots. People are already facing hardships because of ongoing works on the University Road,” Kaul added.
Prashant Raikar, a regular traveller, said that the traffic movement has slowed down starting from the Agriculture College Chowk towards Kamgar Putala owing to lot of barricading.
The carriage way has reduced, besides roadside parking of vehicles has been obstructing the movement of vehicles.
Action needs to be taken against haphazard parking outside the Civil Court premises, he said.