As Mumbaikars gear up to welcome their favourite lord Ganesh in the city, Mumbai Police released a detailed list of roads which will be closed for vehicular traffic from September 2 to September 12 during the 11-day festival.
As per the Mumbai Police press note the traffic for the following routes will be suspended for 11 days of Ganpati Celebrations.
1) South Bound traffic of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar road from it
A. Traffic will flow from - Right turn at Bharat Mata Junction further Cury Road Bridge Left turn at Shangate Muter Chowk - N M Joshl Road - Author Road Naka - S Bridge Road - Babasaheb Ambedkar Road.
B. Left turn at Bharat Mata Junction towards - Naik Chowk - Saibaba Marg - left turn at G
C. Ambekar Marg - Shrawan Yashwante Chowk.
2. North Bound traffic of Dr Babuaheb Ambedkar road from its junction at Bawla to Bharat Mata Junction will be closed
A. Traffic will flow from - Right Turn at Bawla Compomd toward T B, Kadam Marg further TanaJi Malusare Marg - Left turn at Rambhau Bhogale Marg - towards ShravanYashvante Chowk
B. Traffic will flow from - Left turn at Brijwasi sweet towards- S Bridge - N M Joshi road.
Northbound traffic coming from Arthur road Naka towards Gas company junction via Chinchpokali Bridge will be closed.
4. Traffic will flow from NM Joshi road towards curry road or Khada Paris Junction.
A. All vehicular traffic from Nazi Chowk of S S Rao Road to Lalbaug Police is closed.
5. All vehicular traffic from Sardar Hotel Junction of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road to ShravanYashvante Chowk is closed.
To approach Shravan Yashvante Chowk from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road - Right turn at Bawla Compound --Right turn T B Kadam Marg -- Tanaji Malusare Marg - Left turnRambhau Bhogale Marg - Shravan Yashvante Chowk.
B. To approach Dr Babasahed Ambedkar Road from Shravan YashvantChowk -- Right turn at Albert Circle Junction - Left turn Tanaji Malusare Marg -T B Kadam Marg -Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road
"The administration has designated 129 places for immersion of idols placed at about 7,703 public pandals and 1,32,452, domestic Ganesh registered with it." according to Mid-Day. Around 99 Parking spots will be completely closed and other 18 roads also will be closed for smooth traffic movement on the festival.
As many as 40,000 policemen including senior officers, personnel of SRPF, QRT, coast guard, and railway police will maintain a hawk-eyed vigil for the widely celebrated festival.