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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Maratha Kranti Morcha: Travelling today? We tell you what roads to avoid in Mumbai

The morcha will start at Mumbai’s Jijamata Udyan in Byculla and end at Azad Maidan near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

mumbai Updated: Aug 09, 2017 17:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Traffic snarls at Panjarpol in Chembur.
Traffic snarls at Panjarpol in Chembur.(Vijaynand Gupta/HT)

Travelling by road is a bad idea today as heavy traffic snarls are expected across Mumbai, owing to the Maratha Kranti Morcha slated to begin at 11 am.

The morcha will start at Jijamata Udyan in Byculla and end at Azad Maidan near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus around 5 pm. However, south Mumbai is not the only area that is expected to be hit by commuting woes.

The south-bound stretch of the Eastern Freeway is congested as vehicles ferrying participants are heading from Suman Nagar junction towards Bhaktipark Marg. From there, they will reach CST by taking the Eastern Freeway, then exiting through Mumbai Port Trust Marg. To avoid getting stuck in heavy traffic, you can take Kings Circle towards P D’Mello Road.

Morcha particpants are travelling via the Western Express Highway (WEH) and Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) towards Amar Mahal Junction. However, no snarls have been reported along the WEH yet, making it a safe bet. On the SCLR, expect jams from Kalina to Amar Mahal Junction.

Protestors arriving from Navi Mumbai will also reach the Bombay Port Trust through the Eastern Freeway from Panjalpol junction in Chembur.

What roads are shut to commuters?

The south-bound stretch of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road to Dadar fire brigade junction

JJ flyover towards Azad Maidan

Hajarimal Somani Marg from OSC junction to CST

The road from Metro junction to the BMC head office

The road from Bhatiya Baig to CST junction

Take these roads instead

The road from Kings Circle towards P D’Mello Road

Dadar TT towards Chaar Raasta

Naigaon crossroad to RAK Marg

Madame Cama Road towards Hutatma Chowk, then towards Kala Ghoda

NM Joshi Marg to Lower Parel towards Worli Naka

Marine Drive Road to Worli from Haji Ali

First Published: Aug 09, 2017 11:12 IST

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