Traffic restrictions tomorrow in the western suburbs due to the VVIP visit; check details before traveling


Traffic in Mumbai especially in the western suburbs will be ‘slow’ today (Monday) due to a planned VVIP visit.

Mumbai Traffic Police on Monday said traffic will be slow at Malabar Hill, Babulnath, Kemp’s Corner, Haji Ali, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Saat Rasta, Chinchpokli Junction, Lalbaug Parel, Lotus Junction, Worli Dairy, Worli Sea Link and Lilavati junction areas between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., traffic will be slow in the areas of Malabar Hill, Girgaon Chowpatty, Marine Drive and Regal Junction and Colaba. Similarly, in the Marol to Powai areas, traffic will be slowed from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Commuters have complained about traffic restrictions as these fall just during peak hours when the majority of them are traveling for work. “Why can’t you (traffic police) change VVIP movement timings, Monday 9am is office time,” one Twitter user said, tagging Mumbai Traffic Police. Another said: “As it is due to the bad roads and pandals, life moves very slowly, now these VIPs are coming to make it more difficult. It does not look like an official visit, more like a Ganapati darshan.

“Why for this visit of any VVIP, all citizens have to suffer every time? Can’t these VVIPs come, travel and leave at midnight to relieve commuters? asked another Twitter user.

Also on Sunday, traffic restrictions were imposed at night between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. in areas like Sahar, Bandra, Worli Sea Link, Haji Ali, Kemp’s Corner, Babulnath and Malabar Hill. As it was a day off for many and during off-peak hours, commuters were not primarily affected due to traffic restrictions.

Police, in the notification, asked commuters to cooperate and plan their trip around the restrictions.

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