Flying activities banned in areas near PM Modi’s Mumbai event venue on Jan 19, traffic diversions in place

A giant poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the late Balasaheb Thackeray and Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde hangs at Karanagar Junction in Bandra ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to Mumbai scheduled for January 19. | | Photo credit: Emmanual Yogini

Police said flying operations were allowed under the restrictions of police stations in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla complex and nearby areas on Thursday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office and laid the foundation stone for several projects. not.

In light of the prime minister’s visit, some roads in the area will be closed to vehicles and traffic will be diverted to other routes, traffic police said.

The Prime Minister will attend the event, which will be held at the MMRDA premises at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), a high-end commercial hub. He plans to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for a series of projects worth more than Rs 38,000 during his visit, he will dedicate Mumbai’s Metro Line 2A and his Line 7 to the country.

Mumbai Police announced on Thursday that no flying activities, including the use of drones, paragliders and remote-controlled ultralight aircraft, will be permitted from noon to midnight under the jurisdiction of four police stations – BKC, Andheri, Megwadi and Jogeshwari. in order of Wednesday.

Such flight activities are prohibited for the day as terrorists or anti-social forces may attack using drones, paragliders, remote-controlled microlight aircraft, etc. There is a good chance of disturbing public order and disturbing public tranquility, thereby putting life, health, safety and damage to public property at serious risk, the decree said.

Mumbai police officials said security has been tightened as a large number of VIPs are expected to attend BKC for the prime minister’s event.

Some roads are closed to traffic. On other roads, traffic will be diverted ahead of the prime minister’s visit.

“The city’s traffic police have made meticulous arrangements as traffic was diverted on some routes and some roads were temporarily closed in view of Prime Minister Modi’s visit,” an official said. rice field.

According to an order issued by the Traffic Police, “A large number of people from Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra are expected to attend Prime Minister Modi’s program on Thursday. Entry for heavy vehicles is made at the BKC Family Court from the Western Express Highway (WEH), Dharavi, and the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, with the exception of ambulances, school buses and other buses. Entry of vehicles heading towards Kurla is prohibited, as is the entry of vehicles heading towards Kurla from Saint Dnyaneshwar Road. Vehicles from the government colonies, Kanakya Palace and Valmiki Nagar through BKC facilities to Chunabatti and Kurla will be prohibited from entering, it said.

It added that vehicles traveling from Surve Junction and Razzak Junction through the BKC property to the Western Express Highway, Dharavi and Worli Sea Link will be prohibited from entering.

All roads on the BKC property are ‘no parking’.

Vehicles from the Bandra-Worli Sea Link bound for Kurla from WEH via the BKC site will follow the road to the MMRDA junction and then via the Dharavi T junction to Kurla and the Eastern Express Highway, traffic police said.

The traffic police have arranged an alternative route.

Vehicles traveling from Saint Dnyaneshwar Nagar through the Income Tax Junction on the BKC premises will follow the Guru Nanak Hospital – Jagat Vidya Mandir Junction – Kala Nagar Junction to Kurla via the Dharavi T Junction. Vehicles heading to Kurla via BKC Premises from the Kherwadi area make a U-turn from Valimiki Nagar and head to Kurla via the Government Colony-Kala Nagar Junction-Dharavi T junction.

“Vehicles traveling on the Eastern Express Highway from Chunabatti through the BKC connector will pass through the NSE junction – Income Tax junction – Family Court junction and proceed to their intended destination via the MMRDA junction,” the official added.

Meanwhile, top BJP leaders, including Deputy Prime Minister Devendra Fadnabis, along with Special Police Commissioner Deben Bharati, Co-Commissioner (Law and Order) Satyanarayan Chowdhury, and other top police officers said Wednesday afternoon. I visited the MMRDA grounds and checked the readiness.

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