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Plan in advance for outings today, say Mumbai traffic cops

Mumbai city news: Officers said the situation will be under control on Monday, they advised citizens to plan their routes beforehand.

mumbai Updated: Jun 26, 2017 01:17 IST
Pratik Salunke
A flooded street in Thane after the rains on Sunday.
A flooded street in Thane after the rains on Sunday.(Praful Gangurde)

The traffic police have geared up to tackle jams in areas that reported heavy rainfall, ahead of the extended weekend. Though officers said the situation will be under control on Monday, they advised citizens to plan their routes beforehand.

There was mostly no trouble on Sunday, but in some flooded areas, vehicles broke down. Tree falls also held traffic at places. Water stagnated mostly at the mouths of flyovers, underpasses and low-lying areas.

Disruptions were reported at Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) Marg, Pedder road, Girgaum Chowpatty, subways in Andheri and Malad, CST road in Kurla, the north-bound stretch of Phoenix mall in Lower Parel, Jogeshwari-Vikhroli link road, Saidham temple and Andheri flyover on Western Express Highway, south-bound stretch near Sion railway station, Santacruz airport flyover, towards Nesbit Junction in Byculla on Dr BA road, Amar Mahal flyover in Chembur, NC Kelkar Road in Dadar, towards Kotwal Garden, Kalanagar flyover, and Worli naka.

Motorists took to social media to report traffic congestions.

On Monday, the police anticipate less traffic because of the Eid holiday. Cops will be deployed near mosques. “We are monitoring the situation. In case there is flooding and diversions need to be taken, we will ensure that traffic is smooth,” said joint commissioner of police (traffic) Amitesh Kumar.

The police advised commuters avoid spots that generally witness snarls or flooding. These are the Western Express Highway, Sion, Dadar, SV Road in Andheri, Khar Link Road, Juhu, Matunga, King’s Circle and Hindmata. “Traffic updates will be shared. We have reviewed flood-prone places,” said Kumar.

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