PM Modi’s Mumbai Roadshow: Metro services to remain suspended from 6 pm today — details here

PM Modi’s Mumbai Roadshow: Metro services to remain suspended from 6 pm today — details here

In preparation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s roadshow, the Mumbai Metro will partially suspend services between Jagruti Nagar and Ghatkopar metro stations starting at 6 pm today, May 15. This suspension will remain in effect until further notice, as part of the security measures surrounding the event.

The Mumbai Metro announced the suspension, urging commuters to adjust their travel plans accordingly. The disruption is expected to impact thousands of daily commuters who rely on the Ghatkopar-Andheri-Versova Metro line, a critical link between Mumbai’s eastern and western suburbs. The metro line typically serves over 300,000 passengers each day.

Traffic advisories and road closures

Vehicular traffic will be restricted on several key roads during the roadshow. LBS Road will be closed from Gandhi Nagar junction to Naupada junction, and Mahul Ghatkopar Road will be shut from Meghraj junction to RB Kadam junction.

Additionally, AGL Road will be inaccessible from Ghatkopar junction to Sakinaka junction, Hiranandani Kailas Complex Road towards Gulati Petrol Pump junction, and the area from Golibar Maidan and Ghatkopar Metro Station (West) to Sarvodaya junction will also be closed as needed.

The Mumbai Police have issued an advisory detailing extensive road closures and traffic diversions from 2-10 pm. Key affected metro routes include Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, the Eastern Express Highway, and the Western Express Highway. The roadshow will start at 8 pm at Shreyas Cinema on LBS Road in Ghatkopar and will end at Gandhi Market, covering a distance of 2.5 km.

Alternative routes

To mitigate congestion, alternative routes have been recommended. These include the Eastern Express Highway, Western Express Highway, Andheri-Kurla Road, Saki Vihar Road, MIDC Central Road, Santacruz Chembur Link Road, Sion Bandra Link Road, and Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road. Travellers are advised to plan their journeys well in advance to avoid delays.

Advisory for air and train travellers

Passengers travelling by air or long-distance trains are particularly urged to leave early and consider the suggested alternate routes to ensure timely arrival at their destinations.

Security measures

In a bid to enhance security, the Mumbai Police have banned the use of drones, paragliders, balloons, kites, and remote-controlled microlight aircraft in the city on May 15 and May 17. This prohibition is enforced under Section 144 of the CrPC, citing potential threats from terrorist or anti-social elements during the prime minister’s visit.

Upcoming elections

The roadshow is part of a campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the voting in Mumbai and the adjoining Thane and Kalyan constituencies — scheduled for May 20 — in the fifth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha election.

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