No entry for heavy vehicles and Pvt buses for 17 hours on South Mumbai roads
Mumbai traffic police have decided to tackle traffic woes by banning the entry of heavy vehicles and private buses in South Mumbai for nearly 17 hours every day. In the rest of the city, these vehicles cannot ply for around nine hours. This will be carried out on an experimental basis for two months and is being done in the wake of the ongoing Metro projects and increased vehicles.
"All heavy vehicles and private buses carrying passengers will not be allowed to ply on south Mumbai roads from 7:00 am to midnight. They can be active from 1:00 am to 6.59 am,” DCP Saurabh Tripathi in his order.
But at the same time, vehicles coming to SoBo will be allowed only up to specific locations from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Up to Arthur Road Naka on NM Joshi Road
- Up to Century Mill on Annie Besant Road
- Up to Elphinstone Junction on the service road of Senapati Bapat Marg. Entry restricted on flyovers of Senapati Bapat Road.
- Entry to south Mumbai by using side roads from Barrister Nath Pai Raod, Reay Road, and P D'Mello Road is prohibited.
In Mumbai, on a daily basis, around 800 buses enter Mumbai, out of which 300 go to South Mumbai. In comparison to these buses, cars take up more space on roads. We are planning to go to the court against the order,” Harsh Kotak, general secretary of Mumbai Bus Malak Sangathana.