MUMBAI: Heavy traffic jams were reported across the city, especially on t he Western Express Highway and in parts of south Mumbai, in the aftermath of the train derailment at Parel.
The Mumbai traffic police began receiving complaints of congestion on major roads around 11am.
As train commuters faced difficulty while the Western Railway was affected, many took to roads to get to their workplaces.
This only led to increased traffic on the roads, mainly on the southbound stretch of the WEH from Borivli to Bandra — with portions of Bandra, Goregaon, Vile Parle being the worst-affected patches.
SV Road also witnessed heavy traffic on the southbound stretch with severe congestion reported in Andheri, Goregaon (West) and also in Malad near the railway station.
The traffic congestion further spilled to south Mumbai. Motorists complained of snarls on Peddar Road, JJ Flyover and P ’Dmello Road.
Senapati Bapat Marg and Tulsi Pipe Road were also brought blocked from the morning hours until noon.
The traffic police manned the affected routes to ease congestion.
“We dispatched a few riders to the affected areas who would help in easing the congestion,” said an official from the traffic police on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media.