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Old 15th March 2017, 18:17   #1576
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Any idea what caused this massive jam on WEH today ?
Shiv Sena celebrating Shvaji Jayanti i believe as per twitter posts. There was some inaugration also at Parle where T2 elevated road starts! I took the train from Andheri & was saved the agony.
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Old 15th March 2017, 20:10   #1577
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If you're talking about South bound traffic then that's pretty normal for mornings.

But if it's North bound you're talking about, then maybe some mishap or the metro guys outdid themselves and screwed something up even further than the circus they've already created.
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Shiv Sena celebrating Shvaji Jayanti i believe as per twitter posts. There was some inaugration also at Parle where T2 elevated road starts! I took the train from Andheri & was saved the agony.
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I am talking about south bound and today's was not normal, it hardly gets backed up till Kandivali, today it went beyond National park.

The metro guys i think are doing a fantastic job, the stage that they have achieved in last 6 months , then there are more than 20 piers already completed (4 right in front of my home in borivali) or in early stages of completion and 3 of them have already got the pier caps installed.

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Old 6th April 2017, 10:56   #1578
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Traffic jams due to police recruitment on the service roads adjoining eastern express highway are back. There are two camps, one on both sides of the road just after the Airoli junction's flyover ends (if moving towards mumbai). However the service roads are closed for a much longer distance right up till Vikhroli if I'm not wrong.

This has turned into a yearly exercise which lasts for at least 3 weeks. My daily commute times have more than doubled from 40 minutes to as much as 1 hr 30 minutes.

I fail to understand how public roads that were build to ease traffic in the first place, are recklessly yanked away from the people without any thought given to its consequences.

Is there something we can do?
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Old 6th April 2017, 13:41   #1579
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I fail to understand how public roads that were build to ease traffic in the first place, are recklessly yanked away from the people without any thought given to its consequences.

Is there something we can do?
Well firstly you can try find out if there exists a possible alternate route which maybe roundabout but may save time in the bargain. You can start with Google Maps. If that doesn't bring about any visible solution then you will have to enjoy the insanity, I'm afraid.

And about public roads being yanked away from public, well that's a kind of fashion these days. In all major cities even smaller ones. All happening at once. For numerous reasons. The prerogative to have clear, more functional roads is just lost on the people in control of these things dude. People who have to go to work everyday are always left high and dry. You have to grin and bear it. Not much choice I guess.
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Is this a solution to fix traffic congestion?

Getting stuck in traffic is the norm for most of us during the morning and evening peak hours. I recently came across this well-made video discussing the ways to eliminate congestion.


Some excerpts from the video -
At the start of the video, we get to know a very surprising fact - Road size (width) and congestion have a 1:1 relation. This means that making bigger roads will lead to bigger traffic jams.
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Upon studying the travel time and the total cars on the streets, the relation is found out to be exponential. A handful of cars are responsible for a lot of congestion. We've all encountered that one person taking a U turn on a 2-lane road causing traffic to back up on both sides.
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One solution is to replace the intersections with roundabouts where possible. This will lead to lesser congestion, but won't be feasible at all places.
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Not only do roundabouts serve more cars per hour than intersections, they also improve the safety by reducing the average speeds and most importantly by leaving no scope for the worst type of collision - the head-on crash.
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Getting on and off the highway can also be improved by a new type of interchange called the Diverging Diamond interchange. It is slightly counter-intuitive, as cars drive on the opposite side of the road for a brief part. For more information, refer the wiki page.
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The narrator has presented quite a lot of ideas that have been tried in some places. Some of them can definitely be implemented in our cities to reduce a little bit of traffic. Experts in this field, I would like to know your comments on the same.

On a related note, there used to be a roundabout at the intersection of Palm Beach Road and Vashi-Turbhe road. Now they have converted it to an intersection and this causes noticeably more traffic.
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I am staying over at Chembur tonight at my cousin's place & tomorrow morning I have to reach Marol MIDC near the Passport Seva Kendra (Great Oasis) at around 9:30 am. What time should I start from Chembur? I will be take a cab (Ola).
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I am staying over at Chembur tonight at my cousin's place & tomorrow morning I have to reach Marol MIDC near the Passport Seva Kendra (Great Oasis) at around 9:30 am. What time should I start from Chembur? I will be take a cab (Ola).
Considering you'll be travelling through one of the most congested stretches of Mumbai in peak-time traffic - I would recommend leaving at at-least 8.30am.
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