Mumbai Traffic police bans two-wheelers, three-wheelers & heavy vehicles on BKC-Chunabatti Connector
Now, only cars and buses will be permitted to use the elevated road
Driving towards fast and free-flowing traffic, the Mumbai Traffic Police on Monday announced the BKC-Chunabatti Connector permanently closed for two, three and heavy vehicles. As per reports, the movement of trucks, trailers, bikes, scooters and auto-rickshaws and other such vehicles has been completely banned on both sides of the bridge. However, buses will be permitted to ply across to ensure easy travel.
Elevated road banned for road safety
The Mumbai Traffic Police has highlighted that the BKC-Chunabhatti Connector route is an elevated road, which makes it unsafe for two-wheelers and three-wheelers. Similarly, the overhead road is also not the safest means of commuting for heavy-load vehicles. These trucks and trollies can damage the road and piers, causing accident-like situations, suggested reports.
As such, the connector route will now only permit the movement of only cars and buses. Other vehicles can shuttle between the two points via the Lal Bahadur Shastri Rd or through the Santacruz – Chembur Link Road.
Notably, this is not the first time where roads have selectively banned vehicular movement. Other stretches in Mumbai, such as the JJ Flyover, Eastern Freeway, Bandra-Worli Sealink and Ghatkopar Mankhurd Link Road flyover also do not permit commute via two-wheeler vehicles.