Muharram 2018 Procession Traffic Advisory Issued by Mumbai Police For September 21: Check Diversions and Alternate Routes
Muharram procession in Ajmer (Photo credit: IANS)

Mumbai, September 21: The Mumbai Police has issued a traffic advisory for Muharram procession today, September 21. The police have placed restrictions on traffic in certain areas from 1 pm to 7 pm on Friday. The police have asked commuters to avoid the JJ Flyover during these hours and have suggested alternative routes for them to avoid getting stuck in traffic. Muharram Calendar 2018: Ashura 2018 Date, Key Facts And Why do Shia Muslims Self-flagellate?

"In view of Muharram procession in areas of Pydhonie & Byculla, traffic on JJ flyover may be affected primarily bw 1 pm to 7pm today. People R advised to avoid commuting on JJ Flyover & use alternate routes from the suburbs to City & vice versa via Eastern Freeway/ Pedder Road (sic)," the Mumbai Police tweeted. Muharram 2018 Quotes, Whatsapp Picture Messages on Imam Hussain: Send These Images on Islamic New Year And Ashura Day.

A procession of Ashura i.e. ‘Sham-e-Gariba’ for Muharram is scheduled from 2 PM on Friday on certain routes. It will start from Zainabia Hall- Pakmodia Street along Yakub Street, I R Road, Sir J J Junction, Sir J J Road, Nesbit Junction, Balwantsingh Dhodi bridge and terminates at Rehamatabad Cemetry at Mazgaon in Byculla.

In Maharashtra, there was a lot of confusion, over a public holiday for Muharram. Reports inform that the state government will continue with its pre-announced holiday on Thursday but have allowed Muslim employees to take a day off (Casual leave or earned leave) to observe a day of mourning on Friday.