Traveling to Goa, Pune? Navi Mumbai traffic police request to take alternate route

Navi Mumbai Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory for people planning to travel to Pune or Goa in the coming days.

Navi Mumbai Traffic Police said residents traveling to Pune or Goa will have to take the Uran Phata pass instead of the usual Mumbai-Pune highway.

Traffic police, anticipating the exodus of the vehicle over the weekend and the Independence Day holiday, have asked residents to use the alternative route as major road works are underway in Kamothe , according to a report by the Hindustan Times, Livemint’s sister publication.

As per the traffic advisory, vehicle owners have been advised to plan their journey via Uran Phata – Killa Junction – Gavan Phata – Palspe.

In a statement, the traffic department said: “Potholes and rains on the Belapur – Kharghar section have slowed down traffic. Bridge repairs have been undertaken by the public works department, adding to traffic congestion as these are the routes taken to head towards Pune or Goa.To ensure that travelers do not get stuck in prolonged traffic jams, the department is informed of the alternative route”.

Separately, the Mumbai Police said they have completed all preparations to maintain law and order in the city on Independence Day.

“Local police, special branch and crime branch personnel, bomb detection and disposal squad, canine squad, etc. have been deployed. Anti-drone systems will be set up at places where VVIPs will congregate to hoist the national flag,” Mumbai said. the policeman said in a statement.

“We are carrying out anti-sabotage checks. Since Wednesday an ‘all-out operation’ has been underway, including checking hotels, vehicles and road barricades. Action is being taken against history leafters and those who are external “, added the official. There will be an adequate deployment of police personnel on the streets although no decision has yet been taken on whether to cancel the force’s weekly leave, as has been the norm in previous years, the official informed.

Mumbai Police will launch Operation Reunited on August 15 to find the missing children. It will last until September 15.

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