It’s that time of the year again when the traffic police ready to take action against wrongly parked vehicles or rule breakers. Thane traffic department has imposed road diversion and will allow vehicles to take the Jambli Naka market route on the occasion of the Diwali Festival.
The traffic rush has already begun over the weekend as Dhanteras falls on November 5 (Monday), followed by Diwali on November 7. This, however, will affect traffic in the adjoining areas, including the station.
To control the traffic, the department has sent out a notification about the diversion of vehicular traffic from Anand Talkies and Jambli Naka junction not allowing morotists to take the market route.
The diversions, in effect from November 1 to November 9, will, however, cause a huge congestion on Ram Maruti Road, Gokhale Road and even the station area.
Vehicles, which earlier headed towards the market from court naka will now have to go towards Tower naka from Anand Talkies will now have to take the Cidco route from the theatre. even bikes and cars also have to take the Cidco route from the theatre.
“The vehicles, including buses, will be diverted to small lanes, which are already jammed on an ordinary day. Also, less parking in these areas will lead to illegal and haphazard parking blocking roads and causing congestion,” said a senior officer from the Thane traffic department.
“The Cidco area was jam packed as many vehicles were seen there probably because of many shoppers in the market area and vehicles could not head there. We were stuck till Kalwa Naka for almost 20 minutes as there was no other route to take,” said Dipika Valsarajan resident of Kalwa to the TOI.
Roshan Rai, a motorist, said, “The vehicles were moving at a snail’s place on Gokhale road. Also, there were many hawkers selling Diwali decorations and blocking the road. Even the alternative routes like Ram Maruti Road and Almeida Road were jammed. It will It will surely get worse over the weekend.”