Late-night drive in Mumbai? Western express highway will be shut from midnight till 5am
Road travel in Mumbai today (May 3)? Plan your route carefully, as the northbound stretch of the western express highway (WEH) will be shut for traffic from midnight till 5am.
The traffic police have shut the highway from Pathanwadi flyover to the Times of India Flyover.
“The stretch is closed as the U girder for the Metro will be placed on Tuesday. We have made arrangements for motorists as one lane on the southbound stretch will be converted into a counter lane for motorists,” said Sanjay Jadhav, deputy commissioner of police, traffic (western suburbs).
Commuters are advised to start early to reach their destination, said Jadhav.
Meanwhile, the Goregaon-Malad Link road is turned into a one-way route from Pandurang wadi junction to MTNL junction owing to construction of a flyover on the stretch.
The flyover work is likely to take six-seven months, traffic officers said.
Commuters travelling on the SV road can’t take right /left turn to approach Oberoi / Film city junction.
Commuters travelling on SV road can use Mrinaltai Gore flyover or Malad subway to approach the western express highway.
Some good Samaritans have stepped up to help those in need by distributing food, water and other essentials. Shailee Mayur Shah, who runs a Facebook page, Smile Collectors says: “Whenever I step out of my home (Phase 5, Gurugram), I keep water bottles in my car and distribute them among those working on construction projects, digging or laying roads, and also manual rikshaw drivers and delivery agents.” Also doing their bit for autorickshaw drivers is Roti Bank, which is distributing towels.
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In a bizarre case, Bengaluru Police tracked down a 36-year-old who had stolen a car on the pretext of taking it for a test drive. MG Venkatesh Naik (36) from Amruthanagar in the city and Bagegpalli in Chakkaballapura district met Ravindra Elluri (47), a resident of the Coffee Board Layout and an engineer on January 30. I turned out that Naik who met Elluri at 7PM was using a stolen phone. Naik confessed to the crime.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta kickstarted the party's 'Pol Khol campaign' against the AAP government in Delhi on Sunday from the Rajinder Nagar assembly constituency, where a bypoll is due to be held. Gupta said, “This is to expose Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal...failure to deliver on promises in the past seven years.” Despite repeated communication, AAP couldn't be reached for comments.
An 81-year-old man was arrested by Gautam Budh Nagar Police on Sunday for alleged 'digital rape' with a minor over seven years. Police said the suspect was living with the 17-year-old victim as her guardian. Police said the man, an artist by profession, had an office in Himachal Pradesh and one of his workers sent his minor daughter to live with him, so that she could get an education.