Another daytime slow traffic was witnessed on Thursday starting from morning 10 am till late evening at the Western Express Highway(WEH) and in some areas near the Santacruz airport because a VVIP was scheduled to visit Mumbai. Additionally, there was traffic congestion near Andheri and Goregaon as a result of a VIP movement and morning showers.
The Mumbai traffic police informed the public of the VIP visit and any potential areas where traffic may be slower than usual on its Twitter account, @MTPHereToHelp, one day in advance.
The Mumbai Traffic Police tweeted, "Due to a pre-scheduled visit of a VVIP to Mumbai, tomorrow 04 August 2022 from 09:00 am to 02:00 pm between NCPA to Vashi, Eastern Freeway and between 03:00 pm to 08:00 pm at NCPA to Dindoshi, Western expressway Traffic in the area will be slow.'
According to the traffic control department, there was slow traffic on the Western Express Highway since morning 10am till late evening. “The traffic police was trying its best to manage the traffic and make sure the traffic moves smoothly even if it was slow. Additionally, whenever there are VIP movements, we notify the public one day in advance and adjust traffic patterns accordingly,” added the department.
However most citizens have complained about the regular traffic on the highway tolls, while others expressed their annoyance related to the waste of time in these jams.