Mumbai: The road leading to the Bandra-Worli sea link from Kherwadi junction, towards Bandra Reclamation, will be designated a ‘no parking, no halting’ area, following a special notification from the state government. This notification came after it was observed that the Bandra Reclamation road turned into a lovers’ paradise every evening, with cars speeding by.
The rule will be enforced on a trial basis for 60 days and if the results are positive, the state government might consider making it permanent.
This stretch, which ultimately leads to the Bandra Worli sea link, has lately become infested with couples, said a police officer. “This leads to cars being parked on both sides of the road, which makes it difficult for vehicles approaching the sea link.
Sometimes, it so happens that the cars are parked on the road’s edge at weekends and cars going or coming from the sea link get stuck in traffic. To curb this, we have made the road on both sides of the sea link a ‘no parking, no halting’ road, so it ceases to be a lovers’ nook.”
Girish Anavkar, a senior police inspector of Bandra police station, said, “Bandra Police as well as the traffic police carry out regular patrolling and ensure that no vehicles are parked on the roads, to ensure a smooth flow. With this rule, which will be operational for 60 days, we hope to get this spot off lovers’ radar.” The police are also concerned about the safety and security of youngsters who come to such spots and park their vehicles in shady places.
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