Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has arrived in the city ahead of the Navy week and is conducting a meeting at the city shipyard in South Mumbai. The Mumbai traffic police had on Thursday announced that due to planned VIP movement, traffic would be hit in areas of the city.
Several areas in the Western suburbs of the city witnessed heavy traffic congestion which is believed to be caused due to movement of his convoy.
The areas that are seeing heavy traffic in the Vile Parle flyover, Andheri Link Road, Jogeshwari East, near Peddar Road Signal, Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri.
Heavy traffic was reported near IIT Bombay, Powai, to Jogeshwari-Vikhroli link road, at Mahim Church Junction and between Jogeshwari to Andheri via Western Express Highway, the traffic movement is slow.
Mumbai traffic police caution citizens
The Mumbai Traffic Police on Thursday announced that due to planned VIP movement on December 2, between 11 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5 pm, traffic movement will be slow around Santacruz, Vakola, Bandra, Worli-Sea Link, Haji Ali, Air India, Regal Circle. “Citizens are requested to plan their commute accordingly,” they cautioned.
VIP movement and events in the city scheduled through the weekend are likely to throw traffic on several routes in the suburbs and south of Mumbai into a disarray from Friday. Traffic disruption is expected to spill into the weekend.
According to Senior Police Inspector Pradip More of Vakola police station, Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh will be visiting at 11 am on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Indian Navy will be conducting Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony 2022 from December 1 to December 4, at the Gateway of India, which is also likely to affect the traffic in the surrounding areas.
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