Mumbai, December 5: Citing large congregations to mark the 62nd death anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on Thursday, Mumbai Traffic Police on Wednesday issued traffic restrictions and diversions due to events planned across the city on occasion, commonly known as "Mahaparinirvan Din".
Stating that a large number of followers of Dr Ambedkar visit Chaityabhoomi at Dadar on this day, a traffic police officer said, as reported by DNA, “A large number of followers of Dr Ambedkar visit Chaityabhoomi at Dadar, on December 6 of every year. Followers would start congregating in the city from Wednesday and will remain until December 7. With regard to this congregation — that takes place on quite a large scale — at and around Shivaji Park, the movement of vehicular traffic is to be restricted." Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti: Remembering the Scholar, Social Reformer and Father of Indian Constitution on 127th Birth Anniversary.
The traffic department of Mumbai Police informed that vehicular and parking restrictions on either side of the roads would remain enforced from 11 am on Wednesday until 12 am on December 7. The places where the restrictions will be applicable include – S Veer Savarkar Road, Ranade Road, NC Kelkar Road, Keluskar Road (south & north), Gokhale Road (south & north), Tilak Bridge, SK Bole Road and the Bhavani Shankar Road.
The traffic department further informed that people commuting on their motorbikes can park their vehicle at Senapati Bapat Marg, Mahim, Dadar, Kamgar Stadium, India Bulls Finance Centre at Prabhadevi, Adarsh Nagar Sports Ground at Worli, periphery of Five Gardens at Matunga, Reti Bunder at Mahim, Lakhamshi Nappu Road at Matunga and RAK Road.
Adding on, the senior officer said, “In view of the restrictions, motorists are advised to plan their travel beforehand to avoid unnecessary delay. Motorists are further advised to use Senapati Bapat Marg, NM Joshi Marg and Dr BA Road. Motorists are also advised to use the Bandra-Worli Sea Link to move towards suburbs and while travelling to the city to avoid congestion and inconvenience.”
Also, during the restriction period, SK Bole Road will become one-way from the Siddhivinayak Junction up to the Hanuman Temple. Along with it, Bhavani Shankar Road will become one-way from the Hanuman Temple or Dadar Kabutarkhana up to its junction.
The SK Bole Road will become one-way from the Siddhivinayak Junction up to the Hanuman Temple. The Bhavani Shankar Road will become one-way from the Hanuman Temple or Dadar Kabutarkhana up to its junction, added the officer.