Motorists take 8 mins to cross Goregaon stretch which is less than a km

Goregaon-Mulund Link Road mapped as a congested area in a city by Google Maps

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Mumbaikar’s biggest nightmare is becoming a part of the daily traffic, during the commute, which is never-ending. Recently, Google Maps mapped Veer Savarkar Flyover to Hotel Grand Sarovar Premier on the Goregaon-Mulund Link Road (GMLR) as the most congested in the city, reported Times Of India.

Congestion is such that motorists are stuck for a minimum of 7.5 minutes and move at a speed higher than 2.05 kmph. Due to the slow-moving pace, it takes 30 to 40 minutes for motorists to reach to the other end of the bridge.

This flyover is important for motorists as it links Western Express Highway and SV Road. However, this stretch is always busy at all times as the BMC is constructing a 458m long and 11.5-metre wide flyover at the S V Road Junction, right after Veer Savarkar Bridge. The new flyover will be constructed in such a way that it will pass over SV Road junction and will end on the stretch of GMLR that goes towards Link Road.

To ease the congestion, Mumbai Traffic police also tried opening a counter lane but soon it was taken up by the operating machines used for the construction work. Due to this, motorists are left with an alternative bridge i.e. Mrinal Gore bridge at Goregaon or the Malad subway.

Another such stretch which is always congested is Mohammed Ali Road, from Cafe Almas to Minara Masjid where illegal parking poses a great problem. Mumbai police constantly ask shopkeepers to tell their patrons to not to park their vehicles outside the shop, but nothing seems to be effective.

The city is waiting for a better way for traffic management, and only time shall solve the problem. Till then, let's do our part, every day!

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