On Thursday morning because of Maratha reservation protest in Maval, the traffic on both corridors of Pune Mumbai Expressway was closed. The duty officer at Expressway said that protesters were saying slogans demanding reservations as they blocked both the corridors.
Duty officer said,“The Expressway had to be closed for Traffic around 10.30 am. The vehicles which were yet to reach diversion points, were diverted to old Highway while some others returned to Mumbai or Pune respectively. Though the agitation was over around 12.30 pm, it would take at least two more hours for the Traffic flow to become normal, for clearing the already held up vehicles.”
However, police controlled the situation and no one got hurt.