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Terror threat: cops restrict traffic around BSE

mumbai Updated: Nov 15, 2009 01:09 IST
HT Correspondent

The traffic police have remodelled traffic flowing around the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) following the constant threat perception to the building.

Businessmen having their firms on Dalal Street will be given special passes to enter the area where Asia’s oldest stock exchange stands.

“BSE has been on the terror radar for a long time. So these steps were necessary,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Sanjay Barve.

The traffic diversions were introduced on November 4.

“Vehicles belonging to the canteen and other businesses located in the vicinity of the stock exchange will be thoroughly vetted, and passes will be issued for access to Dalal Street,” said Barve. Their entry and exit will also be monitored and timings restricted, he said.

Movements of all vehicles coming from Horniman Circle, Veer Nariman Road and Gurudeo signal, to enter Mumbai Samachar Marg and going towards BSE have been restricted. There will be no right turn on Mumbai Samachar Marg for vehicles coming from Homi Modi Street.

The stretch from the junction of Homi Modi Street to Mumbai Samachar Marg junction and stretch of Dalal Street from the junction of Mumbai Samachar Marg to the junction of Nagindas Master Road will be closed for traffic.

Parking on these roads will be prohibited.