Heavy traffic snarls were reported across the city, especially on the Western Express Highway, and in parts of South Mumbai in the aftermath of the train derailment on the Western Railway.
The Mumbai traffic police started 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 an 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 on to south Mumbai. Motorists complained of snarls on Peddar Road and JJ Flyover, along with P’Dmello Road. The traffic movement on Senapati Bapat Marg and Tulsi Pipe Road also came to a standstill from morning till noon.
Officers of the various divisions of the traffic police department remained on the affected routes to ease the congestion. The condition has still not normalised.
“We have sent a few riders to the affected areas who would help in easing the congestion,” said an official with the traffic police.
The situation remained the same till 1pm with officials taking steps to get the traffic flow moving.