Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Mumbai Traffic Police imposes restrictions on heavy vehicles on June 4

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Ahead of the counting of votes scheduled for June 4, 2024 at the Nesco Exhibition Center in Goregaon East, the Mumbai Traffic Police has announced significant traffic restrictions to ensure smooth vehicular movement and public safety.

According to a recent tweet from the Mumbai Traffic Police, private buses and heavy goods vehicles will be banned from entering the stretch between Shankarvadi and Dahisar Check Naka from 6 am to 7 pm on June 4. This measure aims to alleviate traffic jams. and facilitate the movement of election-related vehicles and personnel.

The official press release issued by the Dy Police Commissioner’s Office, Western Suburban Traffic, further elaborates on traffic management strategies. The counting of votes for three constituencies at the Nesco Exhibition Center is expected to attract large numbers of candidates, supporters, media workers and emergency service vehicles, necessitating these strict traffic measures.

Main traffic restrictions and alternative routes

Restricted areas: The Western Express Highway, North Bound Service Road, from Jaycoach Junction to Nesco Gap Junction, will be closed to all vehicles except those of the Electoral Commission, agents and staff involved in the vote counting process.

Restriction times: These restrictions will be in effect from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on June 4, 2024.

Alternative routes:

Vehicles heading towards Nesco Gap via Jaycoach Junction Western Expressway, North Bound Service Road, should turn left at Nesco Gap via Jaycoach Junction Slip Road.

Traffic traveling from Mrinaltai Gore Junction to Jaycoach Junction should turn right at Mrinaltai Gore Junction and make a U-turn over the Mrinaltai Gore Bridge southbound to Mahananda Junction, then continue towards the slip road at Jaycoach Junction.

Raju Bhujbal, deputy commissioner of police (traffic) of Mumbai’s eastern suburbs, who is also in charge of traffic in Mumbai’s western suburbs, highlighted the importance of these measures to maintain traffic flow and ensure safety. public safety during the vote counting process.

Residents and commuters are advised to plan their trips accordingly and adhere to traffic advisories issued by authorities. The Mumbai Traffic Police will deploy additional personnel to manage the situation and help motorists navigate restricted areas.

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Published: 03 Jun 2024, 09:25 IST

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