Wed. Oct 4th, 2023
    Mumbai Traffic Police Issues Advisory for Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

    Mumbai is all set to celebrate the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival, which begins on September 19. To ensure a smoother flow of traffic and avoid congestion in the city, the Mumbai Traffic Police has issued an advisory for commuters throughout the duration of the festival.

    The festival, also known as Ganeshotsav, will conclude on September 29 with the immersion of the idol. In order to minimize traffic disruptions, the traffic police department has made several arrangements.

    According to the traffic advisory issued by the Mumbai Police, there will be a complete ban on the entry of heavy commercial vehicles and private buses in South Mumbai. Heavy vehicles will only be allowed to operate between midnight and 7 AM, except on September 21, 24, 26, and 29.

    To ease traffic flow, the police have also implemented various measures. On days other than September 19 and 29, heavy vehicles will be permitted in South Mumbai between midnight and 7 AM. However, all vehicles delivering essential supplies or those with medical emergencies will be exempt from the restrictions. This includes vehicles carrying vegetables, milk, bakery products, drinking water, petroleum products, as well as ambulances, government vehicles, semi-government vehicles, and school buses.

    In addition to traffic restrictions, the Mumbai Traffic Police has issued parking guidelines for all vehicles. It is advised that heavy vehicles and private buses should only be parked at designated areas, rented spaces, or authorized pay lots. Private vehicle owners are also urged to refrain from unauthorized parking on roads during this period to avoid getting their vehicles towed.

    By taking these measures, the Mumbai Traffic Police aims to ensure the smooth flow of traffic and minimize disruptions during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.


    – Ganesh Chaturthi Advisory, Mumbai Police
    – Mumbai Traffic Police Parking Guidelines