Freeway mishap affects South Mumbai traffic

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2016 13:27 IST
Traffic was slow on the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road. (Kunal Patil/HT)

Traffic in South Mumbai was affected after three people were killed in a fatal crash between three vehicles on the Eastern Freeway on Tuesday morning. Adding to the chaos will be a rally organised near JJ Flyover, which will further affect the traffic in south Mumbai.

The accident took place around 9am between an Innova, a taxi and another car near Trombay. The RCF police reached the spot. The traffic police personnel removed the vehicles off the road and the victims were rushed to the hospital. While the vehicles continued using the Freeway, traffic police are on the spot to ease the congestion.

Motorists taking the stretch between Chembur and Mumbai Port Trust are facing heavy traffic snarls.

Meanwhile, a rally from Byculla towards CST is causing traffic snarls in south Mumbai. The Mumbai traffic police have advised motorists to avoid the JJ flyover during the day.

The rally will commence around noon from the JJ flyover to Azad Maidan.

“Motorists are requested to take alternate route via P D’Mello road or Pedder road to reach south Mumbai,” said DCP Ashok Dudhe, Mumbai police spokesperson.

Read more: Three dead in accident on freeway

The traffic police will deploy personnel to divert traffic off the JJ flyover so vehicles will continue to move from P D’Mello Road. The police said they will make necessary diversions for motorists travelling along the stretch with on-duty personnel directing them.

JJ Flyover is heavily congested while parts in the island city, including Fort, is reported to have slow-moving traffic.

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