Mumbai: Mumbai Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory in view of Ganpati Visarjan. As per the advisory, the entry of heavy vehicles will be prohibited on roads of Greater Mumbai on September 23 (from 11:00 AM-01:00 AM the following day), September 25 (from 11:00 AM-01:00 AM the next day) and on September 28 (from 10:00 AM-06:00 AM the next day).
This measure aims to prevent congestion, and public inconvenience and maintain the smooth flow of vehicular traffic during these crucial moments of the festival.
In a detailed order issued on September 20, 2023, the Mumbai Traffic Police, under the authority of M. Ramkumar, I.P.S., Addl. Commissioner of Police, Traffic, invoked Section 115 of the Bombay Motor Vehicle Act-1988 (Act 59 of 1988) in conjunction with Government Notification No. MVA 0589/CRR.-1061/T.R.A.-2 dated May 19, 1990, to implement the following measures:
However, certain categories of essential service provider vehicles have been exempted from this restriction to ensure that vital services continue without interruption. These exempted vehicles include those transporting vegetables, milk, bread, bakery products, drinking water (excluding other water supply tankers), petrol, diesel, and kerosene tankers, as well as ambulances, government, semi-government vehicles, and school buses.
Additionally, it’s important to note that a previous notification related to this matter, as published under Notification No. 127/Addl.CP/Traffic/Temporary/2023 dated September 16, 2023, stands canceled as per the latest order issued on September 20, 2023.