This Dussehra, the ruling Shiv Sena and its rival group, led by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, are set to hold their respective rallies at Azad Maidan and Shivaji Park. To ensure the smooth conduct of these rallies, as well as to manage the simultaneous events of Durga idol immersion and the ICC World Cup 2023 match between South Africa and Bangladesh, the Mumbai Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory.
The traffic advisory for the Dussehra rallies outlines road closures and no-parking zones. For the Sena UBT rally in Shivaji Park, specific road closures have been implemented, such as SVS Road from Siddhivinayak Mandir Junction to Kapad Bazar Junction, Raja Badhe Chowk Junction to Dadar’s Keluskar Marg (North) Junction, Mahim’s Lt. Dilip Gupte Road Junction on Pandurang Naik Marg for southbound traffic, Gadkari Chowk Junction to Dadar’s Keluskar Road (south), and Dadasahaeb Rege Road from Senapati Bapat Statue to Gadkari Junction.
In the Dadar and adjoining areas, no parking is allowed on SVS Road, Keluskar Road (both south and north), MB Raut Road, Pandurang Naik Marg, Dadasaheb Rege Marg, Lt. Dilip Gupte Marg, NC Kelkar Marg, LJ Road, Rajabade Junction, and Gadkari Junction.
For the ruling Shiv Sena’s ‘Dasara Melawa’ at Azad Maidan, the following roads will remain closed:
- Mahapalika Marg (CSMT Junction to Vasudev Balawant Phadake Chowk, Metro Junction) in both directions
- Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Vasudev Balawant Phadake Chowk, Metro Junction, to Chafekar Bandhu Chowk, O.C.S. Junction) in both directions
- Hajarimal Somani Marg (Chafekar Bandhu Chowk, O.C.S. Junction, to CSMT Junction)
- Falton Road to CSMT
The advisory also emphasizes no-parking areas on Mahapalika Marg, Hajarimal Somani Marg, and MG Road. In preparation for these events, over 15,000 Mumbai police personnel will be on duty, with additional support from State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) platoons, Quick Response Teams, and Home Guards. This collective effort aims to ensure the safety and smooth management of Dussehra rallies, Durga idol immersion, and the cricket match.