Mumbai Traffic Police have put in place traffic restrictions and plans to ensure a smooth flow of traffic during the Ganesh festival, which culminates on September 28th with the Ganesh Visarjan, the final day of celebrations.
To minimize disruptions, the following traffic restrictions and plans have been announced:
- Central Area: Dr. Annie Besant Marg in Worli will have southbound traffic restrictions, converting it into a one-way road.
- NM Joshi Marg: Traffic from Shingte Master Chowk to Bharatmata Junction will be blocked before the arrival of the Raja of Lalbaugh on BA Road.
- Azad Maidan Traffic Division: Vehicular traffic on Mahapalika Marg will be suspended, with traffic rerouted from CSMT Junction, passing through D.N Road and L.T Marg, leading to Metro Junction.
- Kalbadevi Area: Eight routes will be inaccessible for vehicles and designated as ‘No Parking’ zones. These include J.S.S Road, Vitthalbhai Patel Road, Baba Saheb Jaykar Road, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, Cawasji Patel Tank Road, Sant Sena Marg, Nanubhai Desai Road, and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Road. Motorists are advised to avoid these areas unless it’s an emergency.
- Colaba Traffic Division: Nathalal Parekh Marg, Captain Prakash Pethe Marg, and Rambhau Salgaonkar Marg will be off-limits for traffic, except for emergency vehicles.
- DB Marg Traffic Division: Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Marg (from Prarthana Samaj Junction to Vinoli Junction), and Walkeshwar Road will be completely closed to vehicular traffic.
- Pydhonie Area: Jinabhai Mulji Rathod Marg and P D’Mello Road (from Kaklij Chowk to Wadibunder Junction) will be closed. Additionally, several other roads will be designated as ‘No Parking’ zones.
- Tardeo: Changes in traffic flow will occur on several streets, transitioning from ‘two-way’ to ‘one-way’ traffic.
- Bhoiwada Area: Changes in traffic flow will affect Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya Marg, King E.D Road, and Govindaji Keni Marg.
Please note that these areas, especially those with prominent Ganpati pandals, are expected to experience significant traffic congestion and pedestrian crowds on Ganesh Visarjan day. Commuters are advised to avoid these routes unless necessary due to an emergency.