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Mumbai commute: After snarls earlier today, traffic picks up pace on Western Express Highway

Mumbai city news: Sources said the congestion worsened after an accident on the WEH in Kandivli

mumbai Updated: Jul 17, 2017 11:52 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Traffic snarls on the Jogeshwari–Vikhroli Link Road.(Pratik Chorge)

Traffic picked up the pace on the southbound stretch of the Western Express Highway at 11 am on Monday, hours after snarls were reported .

Motorists complained of major snarls between Borivli and Andheri along the southbound stretch. Several said they were stuck in traffic jams that began on the WEH around 7.30 pm.

Sources said the congestion worsened after an accident on the WEH in Kandivli. Several motorists said a mini van toppled near Thakur Complex, blocking the path of vehicles. Traffic police deployed at the spot moved the van and prevented buses and goods vehicles from taking the flyover, said a motorist.

However, the Mumbai traffic police control room said they had not received reports of such an incident.

Traffic on LBS Road heading towards Kanjurmarg. (Pratik Chorge)

Commuter Pravin Shetra alerted officials about water logging along SV Road in Bandra. “Waterlogged SV Road in Bandra near National College bus stop. Cars take Linking Road,” he posted on Twitter. Despite this, the stretch is the best option for those travelling to the western suburbs, owing to congestion on the WEH.

If you are travelling on the Eastern Express Highway, you are likely to face congestion between Thane and Vikhroli. Traffic is moving slowly near the Amar Mahal junction owing to renovation work on the flyover.

Relieved motorists on the Eastern Freeway said there were no snarls between Govandi and south Mumbai.

Patches of slow-moving traffic were reported along the New Link Road in Oshiwara, while congestion is heavy in Malad and Kandivli.

South Mumbai also witnessed heavy traffic snarls, with motorists getting stuck between Annie Besant Road and Lala Lajpatrai Road while heading towards Peddar Road and Hughes Road.

While local trains were delayed early on Monday owing to the rains, services resumed like clockwork as the day progressed.

First Published: Jul 17, 2017 10:29 IST