The “Mumbai Air Show 2024,” a collaborative effort between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Maharashtra government led by Eknath Shinde, is set to grace the skies over Marine Drive from Friday to Sunday.
This exciting event brings thrilling aerial displays but comes with temporary disruptions, impacting traffic and flight operations.
Mumbai Air Show Unveiled
The IAF’s grand spectacle showcases mesmerizing demonstrations by the renowned Suryakiran Aerobatic Display Team (SKAT) and the Sarang Helicopter Display Unit.
Expect a breathtaking array of aerial activities, including freefall and parachute displays by the Akashganga team, C-130 aircraft performances, and a low-level aerobatic display and fly-past by the Su-30 MKI.
Beyond the thrills, this air show is part of the IAF’s outreach program, aiming to foster awareness and strengthen bonds between the IAF and the local community.
Mumbai Traffic Police Advisory
To facilitate the air show, Mumbai Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory, enforcing restrictions from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday in various parts of the financial capital.
Roads like N S Road (South Bound), Veer Nariman Road (North Bound), N S Road (North Bound), and Dinshaw Vacha Road will be closed for the event. However, these restrictions do not apply to emergency vehicles. Commuters are advised to consider alternative routes during the specified hours.
‘Mumbai Air Show 2024’ will be conducted by Indian Air Force at Marine Drive on 13th & 14th January from 12 to 1 pm.
To avoid traffic congestion & inconvenience to commuters, following traffic arrangements will be in place from 9 am to 5 pm on 13th & 14th January. pic.twitter.com/FQa6WWYOWD
— Mumbai Traffic Police (@MTPHereToHelp) January 11, 2024
Parking Rules for Spectators
Parking will be unavailable from 7:00 am on Saturday until Sunday 3:00 pm on NS Road, Barrister Rajni Patel Marg, Madame Cama Road, Ramnath Goenka Marg, and Dinshaw Vacha Road.
Similar rules apply to vehicles on Veer Nariman Road, Maharishi Karve Road, Vinay K Shah Road, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg, and Free Press Journal road. Additionally, two runways at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) will be closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm until Sunday. Passengers are urged to confirm flight schedules with airlines before heading to the airport during these days.
As the Mumbai Air Show takes center stage, it promises a weekend filled with exhilarating displays but calls for cooperation and preparedness from residents and commuters alike.