Ahead Of Maharashtra Day, Mumbai Police Bans Drone Activity & Imposes Section 144

by Shreya Rathod
Ahead Of Maharashtra Day, Mumbai Police Bans Drone Activity & Imposes Section 144

The state of Maharashtra was formed on 1st May 1960, and the day is celebrated as Maharashtra Day. In fact, there are several programmes organised. One of them is the parade on the Shivaji Park ground in Dadar. This year, the Mumbai Police has issued an advisory ahead of Maharashtra Day. Here’s what you need to know about the advisory by Mumbai Police.

Mumbai Police Issues Advisory Ahead Of Maharashtra Day

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According to the advisory issued by Mumbai Police, there is a ban on any flying object or drone activity on May 1st. In addition to this, section 144 will be imposed for 24 hours unless ordered to remove. During the event, NC Kelkar Road and Keluskar Road from Gadkari Junction will remain closed. Whereas the following roads will operate as ‘one way’:

  • Keluskar Road South
  • Keluskar Road North
  • SK Bole Road (Siddhivinayak Junction to Portuguese Church Junction)
  • Swatantraveer Savarkar Road

In addition to this, the following roads will be ‘no parking’:

  • Keluskar Road 
  • Lt Dilip Gupte Road (From Keluskar Road to Pandurang Naik Road)
  • Pandurang Naik Road No 5
  • NC Kelkar Road
  • Sant Dnyaneshwar Road

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Visitors coming from the south and the centre are being asked by the police to use the Tilak flyover bridge to access Shivaji Park. South Mumbai residents who have been invited are to travel via Dr. Annie Besant Road. Invitees from the western suburbs are advised to travel on the Mahim Old Cadell Road. Invitees travelling via Mahim LJ Road from the western suburbs should take Lady Jamshedji Road and head to Gate No. 1 of the parade venue.

Why Is It Celebrated?

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The Indian state of Maharashtra observes Maharashtra Day as a state holiday to honour the creation of the state. Maharashtra Day is frequently connected to political speeches, ceremonies, parades, and other public and private activities honouring Maharashtra’s history and customs. It is a holiday commemorating the founding of Maharashtra, a state that speaks Marathi.

The Maharashtra Governor gives a speech during the annual procession at Shivaji Park. On this day, Maharashtra prohibits all sales of alcohol to Indians, excluding foreigners. 

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So, Mumbaikars, do follow these guidelines issued by the Mumbai Police on May 1st. 

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