Mumbai gears up for two mega political rallies TODAY at Dadar and BKC; Traffic advisory issued

Mumbai gears up for two mega political rallies TODAY at Dadar and BKC; Traffic advisory issued

Residents are warned of potential traffic disruptions from 10 AM to midnight.

With the final phase of Maharashtra's elections set for May 20, a political public rally will be held for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections at Shivaji Park in Dadar on Friday evening. Simultaneously, another political party will host a rally at BKC's Pathaka Maidan, intensifying the last day of campaigning. Voters in 13 parliamentary constituencies across Mumbai, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), and North Maharashtra will head to the polls.

In view of this, the Mumbai Traffic Police has issued a comprehensive advisory for residents of Mumbai regarding potential traffic delays.

Advisory issued by Mumbai Traffic Police

The Mumbai Traffic Police has issued an advisory, warning residents of potential traffic disruptions from 10 AM to midnight, due to both these rallies and an IPL match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at Wankhede Stadium. The advisory suggests commuters, especially those traveling by air or rail, to plan their journeys meticulously to avoid delays.

"Commuters planning to travel by air or train should plan their journey in advance to avoid inconvenience and ensure timely arrival at their destination," the Traffic Police stated on social media platform X.

To manage the anticipated congestion, specific no-parking zones have been declared around Shivaji Park and other key areas. Additionally, alternate routes have been proposed to ease traffic flow, particularly on the Western Express Highway (WEH) and Eastern Express Highway (EEH), which are expected to bear the brunt of the congestion.

The Mumbai Police have emphasised the need for public cooperation to manage the expected influx of individuals and VVIPs attending the events. Residents are advised to stay updated through official channels for real-time traffic information and plan their movements accordingly.

Check the traffic diversions or alternate route

  • SVS Road North Bound:

    • If closed from Siddhivinayak Junction to Yes Bank Junction:

      • Redirect traffic from Siddhivinayak Junction to SK Bole Road.

      • Proceed through Agar Bazar and Portuguese Church.

      • Make a left turn onto Gokhale Road or SK Bole Road.

  • SVS Road South Bound:

    • If closed:

      • Redirect traffic via Dandekar Chowk.

      • Make a left turn onto Pandurang Naik Marg.

      • Proceed to Raja Badhe Chowk.

      • Make a right turn onto L.J Road.

      • Continue to Gokhale Road or NC Kelkar Road, depending on the destination.

Parking facilities for people attending Jahir Sabha-

  • Buses:

    • Entire Reti Bandar, Mahim Junction

    • Lodha PPL Parking, Senapati Bapat Road at Lower Parel

    • Sasmira Road in the Worli Bus Depot Area

    • Durdarshan Lane at Worli

    • Pandurang Budhkar Marg from Glaxo Junction to Kurne Chowk and towards Deepak Talkies Junction

  • Cars:

    • Kamagar Stadium (Senapati Bapat Marg) at Elphinstone Road

    • Raheja PPL Parking in Worli

    • Kohinoor PPL Parking in Shivaji Park

    • India Bull Finance Center PPL Parking at Elphinstone Road

    • Narayan Hardikar Marg from Hardikar Junction to Sacred Heart High School, Worli

  • Combined Buses and Cars:

    • Entire RAK Road number 4 from Arora Junction, Lijjat Papad Junction up to AIDS Hospital

    • Entire Senapati Bapat Marg, Mahim Railway station up to Tilak Bridge

    • Entire Nathalal Parikh Road, St. Joseph School up to Khalsa College in Matunga

    • Lady Jahagir Road, Ruia College Junction up to Five Gardens St. Joseph School in Matunga

No parking facility at these places-

  • SVS Road from Baba Saheb Worlikar Chowk (Century Junction) to Hari Om Junction

  • Entire Keluskar Road South and North in Shivaji Park

  • Dadasaheb Rege Marg

  • Entire MB Raut Marg, Pandurang Naik Marg (road no. 5)

  • Lt. Dilip Gupta Marg - from Shivaji Park Gate no. 4 to Shitaladevi Road

  • N.C Kelkar Road from Hanuman Temple Junction to Gadkari Junction

  • T.H Kataria Road - from Ganga Vihar Junction to Asawari Junction in Mahim

  • Thadani Road from Poddar Hospital Junction to Bindu Madhav Thackeray Chowk

  • L.J Road - from Gadkari Junction in Dadar to Shobha Hotel in Mahim

  • Tilak Road - from Kotwal Garden Circle in Dadar to RA Kidwai Marg in Matunga East

  • Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Road from Sea Link Road to JK Kapur Chowk up to Bindu Madhav Thackeray Chowk

  • Dr. Annie Besant Road from Poddar Hospital Junction to Dr. Narayan Hardikar Junction

  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (BA) Road - from Maheshwari Circle to Kohinoor Junction

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