Mumbai: Mumbai Traffic Police have informed citizens that Aarey Road will remain temporarily closed for 24 hours from Monday evening. The decision to suspend vehicular traffic on the Aarey Road was taken due to various works carried out by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) and the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).Also Read – Mumbai Traffic Update: Aarey Road temporarily closed for 24 hours from midnight tonight. Full review here
‘Aarey Road has been temporarily restricted to vehicular traffic today from 12.01 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. due to ongoing works by MMRC and MCGM. Please use JVLR to travel to Powai/Marol and vice versa,” Mumbai Traffic Police said in a tweet. The public and motorists can take the JVLR road to reach Powai/Marol and vice versa while waiting. ALSO READ – Mumbai on high alert as swine flu cases witness sudden rise; 4 patients on respiratory assistance | Key points
Aarey Road has been temporarily restricted to car traffic today from 12.01am to 12.00am due to ongoing works by MMRC and MCGM.
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Issuing a circular, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Mumbai, said: “Aarey Road has been temporarily closed for 24 hours from 12 p.m. tonight until 12 p.m. midnight tomorrow for various works carried out by the MMRC and MCGM. The public and motorists can take the JVLR road to reach Powai/Marol and vice versa.
Reinforced security, demonstrators arrested
Mumbai Police on Monday stepped up their deployment in the Aarey settlement area and arrested two protesters who reached the site despite summonses under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), news agency PTI reported. . The municipal police began issuing notices under article 149 of the CrPC, prohibiting illegal assemblies at the place of the demonstration.
According to the protesters, only residents are allowed to enter the Aarey settlement area and the police are intercepting people coming from outside. A video of tree cutting and felling in Aarey is being shared by protesters on social media. Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) company diverted a few buses traveling on the road due to tree felling, an official said.