Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Undisciplined parking chokes roads at Lalbaug

The parking debacle caused a lot of trouble to the residents as well as the devotees. Even though it seems a minor problem, the police officials at Lalbaugcha Raja Mandal are having a tough time dealing with the undisciplined parking.

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Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai goes hand-in-hand with Lalbaugcha Raja, and it is undoubtedly, the most famous Ganesh Mandal of Mumbai. On an estimate, it is said to draw more than 1.5 million devotees a day as it is said that the idol fulfills wishes. While it is a difficult task to manage a sea of devotees, the police this year have been loaded with managing the undisciplined parking near Lalbaug roads.

People arriving for ‘darshan’ have been parking recklessly causing a ruckus for everyone including the local residents. Shockingly, the vehicles were parked in such a way that the police too, seemed to be stuck in the jam. So before taking action against the parked vehicles, the police had to clear the jam and get out themselves.

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As the people are parking recklessly and several other devotees visiting Lalbaug are keeping the taxis waiting, the road is completely choked. Due to this, it is taking more than half an hour to reach Lalbaugcha Raja from Bharatmata Cinema, which is a five-minute walk.

In order to deal with the crowd, the police force has been heavily deployed near the Lalbaugcha Raja Mandal. Alongside, in order to take strict action against the undisciplined parking, the Byculla Traffic Control Room (TCR) along with Supari Baug Traffic Control Room has taken up an initiative.

As per the information by the traffic police officers, Byculla TCR has taken action against 350-400 two-wheelers and 40 four-wheelers. Whereas, Supari Baug TCR has taken action against 150 to 200 two-wheelers and 20-25 four-wheelers.

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