Mumbai: Heavy traffic congestion on Eastern Express Highway, Sea Link; commuters fume

An official from Mumbai traffic police said that the two roads are experiencing heavy traffic congestions due to traffic diversions and ongoing developmental works undertaken by government agencies.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, December 06, 2022, 11:49 AM IST
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Heavy traffic congestion on Eastern Express Highway | Twitter screengrab

Vehicles were stuck for hours on Tuesday, December 6, morning across the Mumbai inconviniencing all commuters as two major roads--Eastern Express Highway and Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

The irate commuters took to social media to express their frustrations.

Speaking to FPJ, an official from Mumbai traffic police said that the two roads are experiencing heavy traffic congestions due to traffic diversions and ongoing developmental works undertaken by government agencies.

The official said that the ongoing metro work undertaken between Mulund and Ghatkopar has led to traffic congestion on Eastern Express Highway; while diversions issued for Mahaparinirvan Diwas has led to traafic jam on Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

Officials further added that traffic backlog has also increased due to closure of Gokhale bridge and other developmental works undertaken, choke up on toll plazas.

Diversions announced for Mahaparinirwan Diwas

The Mumbai traffic police had issued traffic diversions for Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's 66th death anniversary. The traffic cops have closed Senapati Bapat for southbound traffic from Western Express Highway and had suggested Bandra-Worli Sea Link as alternative route for the same.

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