In view of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Run’ organised by the Mumbai Police on Sunday, a special traffic advisory has been issued by the Mumbai Traffic Police.
The roads from NCPA, NS Road, between Band Stand junction (north-bound) will be closed for vehicular movements from 6 am to 10 am, as per orders by the deputy commissioner of police (south), Pradnya Jedge, Traffic. This includes Dorabji Tata Road, Barrister Rajni Patel Road, Princess Street Bridge, Air India Madam Cama Road to Mantralaya Junction, Free Press Road, and one way to NCPA Gate 3 will be closed.
The optional road or diversion for these are as follows: The traffic plying on NS Road between Murli Deora chowk to Band Stand junction and now shall take the right turn on NS Road- southbound. Vehicles coming from Shyamal Das Junction will take a left turn from Princess Street Bridge Meghdoot building to Anuvrat Chowl Junction. Vehicles coming from Sundar Mahal junction and NS Road (southbound) will take a left turn at Marine Plaza junction and proceed to their destination via Maharshi Karve Road from KC College junction.
Traffic coming from Ambedkar Junction, Madam Cama road (northbound) will proceed via Godrej junction. Lastly, vehicles coming from Cuffe Parade will take a right turn at Mantralaya Junction and proceed to their destination (southbound) via Godjrej junction.
These new diversion and traffic advisory will remain in effect till the end of the event.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, two days before India celebrates her 75th year of independence on August 15, the Mumbai Police conducted their final dress rehearsal for the parade scheduled on the occasion, outside of the Mantralaya building.
On August 2, PM Modi had said the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' is turning into a mass movement and urged people to put 'Tiranga' as the profile picture of their social media accounts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday put 'tiranga' as the display picture of his social media accounts and urged people to do the same as part of a collective movement to celebrate the Tricolour.
The Government of India decided to celebrate the 75 years of Independence of India, with great excitement and tribute to freedom fighters. The government named the celebration as 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. Amrit Mahotsav, meaning 'Nectar of grand celebration', signifies 75 years of India's independence from the British Raj. The overall celebrations began on 12 March 2021 and will continue up to 15 August 2023.