Mumbai Traffic Police Implements Revised Speed Limit
New Speed Limits Implemented on 9 Mumbai Roads: In a bid to enhance road safety and reduce potential hazards, the Mumbai Traffic Police have announced new permanent speed limits for certain roads within the Greater Mumbai jurisdiction. These speed limits came into effect from midnight on December 13, aiming to create a safer environment for commuters.
Mumbai Traffic Police’s Safety Initiative
The Mumbai Traffic Police issued a note on December 12, highlighting the maximum speed limits permissible on specific roads. The primary goal of this initiative is to “prevent danger, obstructions, and inconvenience to the public.” By setting speed limits, authorities aim to ensure smoother traffic flow and reduce the risk of accidents.
New Speed Limits Implemented on 9 Mumbai Roads
Here’s a breakdown of the roads and their respective speed limits:
- P D’Mello Road, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road: Speed Limit: 50 kmph
- Godrej Junction to Opera House, Maharshi Karve Road: Speed Limit: 50 kmph
- Haji Ali Junction to Mahalaxmi Railway Station, Keshavrao Khade marg: Speed Limit: 50 kmph
- Bindu Madhav Chowk to Dr Keshav Balram Hedgewar Chowk (Love Grove) Junction, Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Road: Speed Limit: 60 kmph
- Diamond Junction to Junction, Avenue-1 BKC MTNL: Speed Limit: 60 kmph
- Veer Jijamata Bhosale Flyover, Chembur:Speed Limit: 60 kmph Note: Speed limit reduces to 40 kmph on the ascend and descend of the flyover bridge.
- New Flyover at Chheda Nagar: Speed Limit: 60 kmph Note: Speed limit reduces to 40 kmph on the ascend and descend of the flyover bridge.
- Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link (JVLR) Road: Speed Limit: 70 kmph Exceptions: Speed limit reduces to 30 kmph at bridge ramps, turns, and curves on JVLR. On the east and west bounds of the JVLR bridge, the speed limit remains at 70 kmph.
- Amar Mahal Flyover, Chembur: Speed Limit: 70 kmph Note: Speed limit reduces to 40 kmph on the ascend and descend of the flyover bridge.
Ensuring Safer Commutes
These speed limits are strategically set to ensure the safety of all road users. They take into account factors such as road conditions, turns, and specific areas where a reduced speed is crucial. By adhering to these limits, commuters can contribute to a safer and more organized traffic flow.
Bandra-Kurla Complex News: Parking Expansion
In related efforts to ease traffic congestion, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is implementing a plan to increase parking spaces in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). Recognizing the challenges posed by rising traffic, the MMRDA Commissioner, Sanjay Mukherjee, inspected seven key locations prone to traffic jams.
These locations include the BKC connector landing, Bharat Diamond Bourse, Mumbai Cricket Association, Convention Centre, MTNL junction, Indian Oil petrol pump, and Godrej Tower. The initiative aims to decongest BKC, which witnesses a daily footfall of at least 2 lakh individuals during peak hours.
With the implementation of new speed limits on key Mumbai roads and plans to alleviate traffic in the Bandra-Kurla Complex, authorities are actively working towards creating a safer and more efficient commuting experience. Adhering to these speed limits and supporting initiatives to enhance infrastructure will undoubtedly contribute to a smoother and safer traffic environment in the bustling city of Mumbai.
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