PM Modi during his roadshow in Hubballi, Karnataka on January 12 (Image: Twitter/Narendra Modi)
Mumbai’s traffic police have made extensive arrangements ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on Thursday. He will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for several projects including the newly constructed Mumbai Metro Rail Lines 2A and 7.
Traffic has been diverted on some routes and some roads are temporarily closed. Security has been tightened as a large number of VIPs are expected to attend the BKC for the Prime Minister’s event.
Between noon and 9 p.m., heavy vehicle access is prohibited on all roads in the area, including the Western Express Highway. However, ambulances, school buses and other buses are exempt from this restriction.
No access for vehicles coming from Western Express Highway (WEH), Dharavi and Bandra-Worli Sea Link through BKC family court towards Kurla.
No access for vehicles coming from Saint Dnyaneshwar Road towards Kurla.
No access for vehicles coming from the government colony, Kanakiya Palace and Valmiki Nagar through BKC grounds towards Chunabhatti and Kurla, it said.
No access for vehicles coming from Surve Junction and Razzak Junction through BKC premises towards Western Express Highway, Dharavi and Worli Sea Link.
‘No parking’ on any road in the BKC grounds.
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The traffic police have made alternative route arrangements.
Vehicles from WEH, Bandra-Worli Sea Link going through BKC grounds towards Kurla take a road to MMRDA junction and continue through Dharavi T junction towards Kurla and Eastern Express Highway.
Vehicles passing through BKC building of Income Tax junction from Saint Dnyaneshwar Nagar will pass Guru Nanak Hospital-Jagat Vidya Mandir Junction-Kala Nagar Junction and through Dharavi T-junction towards Kurla.
Vehicles going to Kurla from Kherwadi area via BKC Premises take a U-turn from Valimiki Nagar and proceed via Government Colony-Kala Nagar Junction-Dharavi T-junction towards Kurla.
Vehicles passing through Eastern Express Highway from Chunabhatti via BKC connector will pass through NSE Junction-Income Tax-junction-family court-junction and then through MMRDA junction to their desired destination.
PM Modi is scheduled to attend a function at the MMRDA grounds at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) on Thursday. He will inaugurate a series of projects worth more than Rs 38,000 crore and lay the foundation stones during his visit.
(with input from PTI)