Mumbai Traffic Police gear up for Ganesh Chaturthi 2018

Ahead of the auspicious festival of Ganesh Utsav, traffic police control rooms have been set up along with first aid centres at important immersion places

Mumbai Traffic Police gear up for Ganesh Chaturthi 2018

To ensure smooth flow of traffic and to prevent commuters’ inconvenience during Ganesh Chaturthi 2018, Mumbai Traffic Police has made elaborate arrangements, where five Traffic Police Control Rooms have been set up at important immersion places viz. Girgaon Chowpatty, Shivaji Park Chowpatty, Bada Masjid Bandra, Juhu Chowpatty, and Ganesh Ghat-Powai. 

Along with this, traffic police will also erect watch towers at strategic places to monitor and regulate traffic flow during procession and immersion. Arrangement for barricading at important roads is also being done to segregate procession crowd and returning crowd for safety purposes.  

Police cranes, BMC cranes and high capacity cranes will be stationed at strategic locations to handle contingencies in the event of a breakdown of vehicles. Along with this, first aid centres will also be set up for medical assistance during Ganesh Chaturthi 2018. 

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For the traffic management, approximately 2,800 traffic police officers and men and 1000 traffic wardens will be deployed for the traffic management of the event. Various NGOs will assist the traffic police in this endeavour which will include volunteers from civil defence, Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management, RSP Teachers, Water Safety Patrol, NSS Students, Scouts and Guides etc.  

In view of Ganesh Utsav 2018, certain traffic restrictions have been imposed in Mumbai city on September 13 (Thursday), September 14 (Friday), September 17 (Monday), September 19 (Wednesday) and September 23, 2018 (Sunday) from 12.00 am to 6.00 pm the next day. 

The restrictions imposed are under

  • Closure of vehicular traffic on 53 roads
  • One way vehicular movement on 56 roads
  • The ban on Goods vehicles 18 roads
  • Parking restrictions at 99 places