On Babasaheb Ambedkar Road in Dadar, the Parel TT flyover bridge was closed on Wednesday due to planned maintenance. The Mumbai Police announced in a statement that the closure will stay till May 20 in order to protect everyone in the city from any potential “danger, obstruction, or inconvenience”.
The Parel TT bridge will be closed to all types of vehicles from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. in order to promote efficient traffic flow while repairs are being made, according to DCP (South) Gaurav Singh.
Two alternative routes have been proposed by the police, one of which would direct “traffic towards Dadar TT from Northbound of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road will go through slip roads of Parel TT bridge and slip roads of Hindmata bridge.”
In order to allow a smooth flow of traffic and for the protection of the public, traffic police announced the following traffic regulations that will be made effective from 10/05/2023 at 00:01 am till 20/05/2023 for 23:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs.
The Delisle rail overbridge (ROB) in Lower Parel, which has been closed to the public for five years, is anticipated to reopen in July. According to officials, the bridge has been undergoing two rounds of restoration by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). According to officials in April, the first arm was planned to open by the start of May. By June 30, the BMC hopes to have finished all bridge work.
Additionally, traffic police would put up signs to direct drivers and pedestrians. Additionally, traffic police officers will be stationed at these locations to provide help and lessen public annoyance.
The Parel flyover, which spans the busy Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, was constructed, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), about 30 years ago.
In yet another development, Lower Parel station’s renowned dabbawalas have complained to the local council about the lack of wide pathways and a staircase on the new bridge.
The BMC has destroyed the old bridge outside of Lower Parel station and built a new bridge, according to Dabbawala Association. However, they did not build a sidewalk or a stairway to get up and down for the new bridge. Dabbawalas are significantly impacted by this. Because the old bridge was broad and roomy, the footpath was the best place to exchange dabbas (tiffins). Here, tiffins were traded for the areas of Worli, Kalachowki, Byculla, and Mazgaon. It is now difficult to trade tiffins on the new bridge since there is no space, as per the Dabbawalas.