Dhaval Ashar, 25, a freelance photographer, died as his bike crashed into the railing along the JJ flyover on Wednesday night.
According to the police, Ashar was riding along the stretch, where the entry of two-wheelers is prohibited, without a helmet.
Ashar and his friend Imran Shaikh, 25, had left together after having a sandwich near Sterling Cinema. While Shaikh left in another direction, Ashar took the JJ flyover. “Shaikh learnt about Ashar’s accident when his call to inform Ashar that he had reached safely failed to get a reply,” said an officer from the Pydhonie police station.
S Shejwal, inspector, Pydhonie police station, said, “Constables are deployed at both ends of the flyover till 9pm to catch those who take the flyover on a two-wheeler.”
The Mumbai traffic police have penalised 1,143 persons for riding on the flyover in 2012.
The Pydhonie police have registered a case of accidental death.
In another incident, 19-year-old Prithviraj Nathwani came under the rear wheels of a BEST bus after his bike skid on an oily stretch on SV Road in Kandivli (West) on Wednesday.