Traffic flow in Mumbai is the worst in the world, even a new report detailing the traffic situation in 56 countries, has said that journey during rush-hour in the maximum city takes 65 per cent longer.
A report prepared by location technology specialist TomTom, which also supplies maps for Apple and Uber, said that, "Mumbai takes the top spot this year with drivers in the Indian city expecting to spend an average of 65 per cent extra travel time stuck in traffic. Next in the global rankings are Bogota (63 per cent), Lima (58 per cent), New Delhi (58 per cent) and Moscow (56 per cent), making up the top five most congested cities in the world."
In 2018, the average traffic congestion in Mumbai was 65 per cent, a slight decrease from 66 per cent in 2017. While the city's lowest congestion was 16 per cent on March 2, 2018, its worst was 111 per cent on August 21, report by TomTom states.
According to a research report by IDFC Institute, the average commute on Mumbai’s major routes is longer than an hour, more than double the averages of Singapore, Hong Kong and New York! Taking this one hour commute as an average, this would mean that in a year Mumbaikars spend anywhere between 10-15 days a year simply being stuck in traffic.
In order to save you from traffic, here's a list of roads closed for repair which you can avoid taking.
1. Dr E Moses Road
2. Ramabai Ambedakr Marg
3. Jamshedji Tata Road
4. Gapatroa Kadam Marg near Lower Parel
5. NM Johi Marg
6. GD Ambedkar Marg/Katrak Road
7. Sion flyover will closed till Febraury 18
8. Han Bhugra Marg/Santacruz Chembur Link Road