Mumbai: The Mumbai Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory ahead of the Tata Mumbai Marathon on Sunday. Many roads in south Mumbai will remain closed for vehicular movement from 4am to 1pm on Sunday as the roads will be occupied by the marathon runners.
The city has marked around 62 ‘No Entry’ points, while there are more than 15 roads that can be used as substitutes to make way on Sunday. Routes have also been made available to approach hospitals in case of emergencies. No traffic restrictions shall apply in the western and eastern suburbs (beyond Bandra).
Following roads will be closed for regular vehicular traffic from 4am to 1pm in the afternoon. However there shall be access to ambulances carrying patients, fire brigade vehicles, vehicles of essential services carrying milk, gas, vegetables, on below mentioned roads, MG Road, KB Patil Marg, Veer Nariman Road, A S D’mello Marg, N S Road, Cooperage road, Gopalrao Deshmukh Marg, Bhulabhai Desai road, Tardeo road, Dr Annie Besant road, Khan Abdul Gafar Khan road, Hardikar marg and Mahim Causeway. Amitesh Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) said, “Road diversions have been made, and traffic constables will be deployed to assist the common man to look for a substitute route.”
Manjunath Singe, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Mumbai police spokesperson said, “To assist the motorists and public, various booths have been installed at the following junctions, which will have traffic personnel and local police for assistance at CSMT, Hutatma Chowk junction, Sundar Mahal junction, Air India junction, Mumbai Central railway junction, Worli naka junction, Airport junction, Siddhivinayak junction, Shivaji Park junction and Mahim junction.”
Motorists are also advised to leave at least 15 minutes early keeping in mind the traffic at various junctures, in order to reach on time at their desired destination. Parking on both sides will be prohibited at Gokhale road, Ranade road, Swantantraveer Savarkar road, Senapati Bapat road in Dadar between 4am and 1pm on Sunday.
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