Mumbaikars, Eastern Freeway Will Be Shut On Select 58 Nights. Check The Days & Timings Here

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Mumbaikars, Eastern Freeway Will Be Shut On Select 58 Nights. Check The Days & Timings Here

Mumbai Traffic Police has announced that the eastern freeway ramps will be closed for 59 days. This is because of the construction work that will be carried out on the Eastern Freeway and Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project 1. The eastern freeway connects the Eastern Express Highway at Chembur to P. D’Mello Road in south Mumbai. DCP Traffic, Mumbai, in a notification, ordered the closure of the freeway until May 30. 

Eastern Freeway Ramps Will be Closed

The notification mentioned that the Eastern Freeway will be closed to traffic to ensure smooth traffic flow, avoid hazards, and minimise disruption for the general public. For both southbound and northbound traffic, the eastern freeway ramps A, B, E, and C1 will be closed throughout the night. This closure will be on some selected 59 days starting from January 17 to May 30, 2023. 

It has also mentioned the dates when the freeway will be closed and the timings for the same will be from midnight 12 to morning 5. The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gaurav Singh, announced this and also the arrangements made for alternate routes during the closure. 

Eastern freeway
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Alternative Route For Traffic

  • All vehicles on the Eastern Freeway (Northbound) must travel to Wadi Bunder Junction, Orange Gate, and turn right onto MBPT Road to reach their destination.
  • All vehicles on the Eastern Freeway (southbound) must turn left from Bhakti Park towards Shanti Nagar Road, Dayashankar Chowk to MBPT Road, and then turn left to reach their destination.

The notification also mentioned that the above order was issued on a temporary basis. 

The Eastern Freeway’s main purpose is to shorten travel time between South Mumbai and the Eastern Suburbs. It helps relieve traffic congestion on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Road, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Marg, Port Trust Road, P. D. Mello Road, the Eastern Express Highway (EEH), and Mohammad Ali Road. The freeway is not open to heavy vehicles (except public buses), three-wheelers, two-wheelers, bullock carts, handcarts, or pedestrians. Vehicles are also not permitted to stop on the eastern freeway. The maximum permitted speed is 80 km/h. 

Eastern freeway
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Make sure you take a look at the dates and then travel.
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