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Old 10th February 2014, 08:25   #976
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Saw yesterday in TV Channels Raj Thackeray's call for Rasta Roko on 12th Feb 2014 in protest to the illegal collections of the toll all across Maharashtra. Expect a traffic chaos on the 12th since the political hoologanism will be at its peak as Raj T has dared police to arrest him. There is going to be a lot of political drama and bearing the brunt as usual will be the hapless commuters who would be caught between.
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There is a good news and bad news as well for those using Thane Belapur road. Good news is that MMRDA has come forward to fund construction of four flyovers at chronic traffic points on the busy Thane Belapur road. Don't know when the construction would actually start or it will just remain a plan. More details in the link below.

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Now the bad news, as anybody could guess, is the potential traffic jams during the construction period on an already jam-packed TB road. Hope they do not recreate the mess similar to the one at Kapurbawdi and Majiwade on Ghodbunder road, where they are building flyovers at a snail's pace.
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There is a good news and bad news as well for those using Thane Belapur road. Good news is that MMRDA has come forward to fund construction of four flyovers at chronic traffic points on the busy Thane Belapur road.
I don't understand how building flyover's over a single junction reduces congestion. Most flyover's have congested traffic underneath for traffic going right or left. Instead why can't flyover's have a exit ramp for car's going left or right so they avoid that congestion underneath & save precious time, fuel, money & environment.
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Hi everybody
Need urgent information.
Rafi Ahmed Kidwai road was to be shut down for concretising from Wadala onwards towards south.
Could somebody please tell me the status from Sewree to Cotton Green station,
I will be driving from Mhim to C.Green and I can go from Parel TT towards Sewree and join the R.A.Kidwai/ P'Demello road.
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Hi everybody
Need urgent information.
Rafi Ahmed Kidwai road was to be shut down for concretising from Wadala onwards towards south.
Could somebody please tell me the status from Sewree to Cotton Green station,
I will be driving from Mhim to C.Green and I can go from Parel TT towards Sewree and join the R.A.Kidwai/ P'Demello road.
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In parts 2 lanes on each side are being concretised, but the road is very much open and usable.
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Hope they do not recreate the mess similar to the one at Kapurbawdi and Majiwade on Ghodbunder road, where they are building flyovers at a snail's pace.
With elections round the corner, the pace of the flyover at Majiwada esp the one coming from Ghodbunder Road is in full speed. I could roads being tarred already.

But this has its own cons too. The cranes used to lift the slabs or other concrete items are stationed on the new flyover going towards Ghodbunder Road posing a great danger to the oncoming vehicles. Being a two laned flyover, the traffic comes to a halt when such a crane is operating on the flyover. But this is a passing phase and hopefully when the both the flyovers are operation traffic will be smooth.

It can seen that the traffic cop posted earlier to divert heavy vehicles towards Nashik is missing and so is the posters. Is the bridge near the Fountain hotel completely repaired?
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I don't understand how building flyover's over a single junction reduces congestion. Most flyover's have congested traffic underneath for traffic going right or left.
Why not? If properly planned, flyovers do reduce congestion to a significant extent in all directions. When the number of vehicles taking right or left from the junction is far more than those going straight over the flyover, the congestion will increase for such vehicles and that would be an example of bad planning. In a reverse scenario, it would be an easier pass-through for all of them. In a nutshell, flyovers must be built on a direction with maximum flow of traffic for effective decongestion. In case of Thane Belapur road, major traffic flows in straight direction from Thane and Mumbai towards Belpur, JNPT, Pune, Goa, and further down south. Comparatively fewer vehicles take left or right from the junctions mentioned in the article. Given the traffic sense we have, these fewer vehicles block at two lanes waiting at red signal for turning left and those wanting to go straight have to wait behind in spite of a green signal. Further since all of these are T junctions, I believe the proposed flyovers will greatly reduce the congestion at these junctions.

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Instead why can't flyover's have a exit ramp for car's going left or right so they avoid that congestion underneath & save precious time, fuel, money & environment.
You can't eliminate decongestion or build exit ramps for vehicles taking right from the flyover, unless you have an arrangement like a cloverleaf junction or multilayer flyovers which is just not possible due to space constraints in Mumbai. One of the solutions to ease traffic congestion in Mumbai is to either build entirely new roads parallel to existing arterial roads (Ex. Eastern Freeway and Eastern Express Highway) or simply build flyovers in the straight direction on these arterial roads. Latter seems to be the feasible option and is followed widely in Mumbai and adjoining cities.

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With elections round the corner, the pace of the flyover at Majiwada esp the one coming from Ghodbunder Road is in full speed. I could roads being tarred already.
Oh yes, the onset of elections does speed up a lot of things including ongoing projects and announcement of new projects.
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Old 11th February 2014, 20:28   #983
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CM will inaugrate the Sahar Elevated road tomorrow morning during peak hour traffic.
MNS has planned RastaRoko all around Mumbai tomorrow. Things will be quite bad tomorrow!
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Observed more than normal traffic on way to office today esp on the Kanjurmarg to Powai stretch. I guess people dont want to get caught in the expected chaos today. Already a few burning tyres observed in Thane on the eastern express highway. The security looked quite beefed up upto Mulund Toll. Hope the situation doesnt worsen.
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Observed normal traffic on WEH from Dindoshi to Chakala. But I guess its because its not 9 o'clock yet. Security is beefed up here too at almost every crossroad.
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Entry from Mira Road side on Dahisar check naka seems to be temporarily closed. Wife was stuck at check naka for half an hour. Now people are being turned back by police.

I am all for transparency in toll collection, but, not sure of hard hand tactics of MNS.
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Same is the case at the Mumbai nashik highway. The toll has been attacked by MNS activists and the traffic on the highway it seems is crawling. So people going towards Nashik, take an informed decision.

The worst part of this agitation is the non plying school buses within Thane city atleast. The schools are also acting indifferent and asking the parents to drop the children at their risk. Why would any parent take that risk?

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The leader has asked his party activists to stay calm. I hope the traffic on the highways is back to normal.
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Wonder which world were the referring to.
Mongolia, probably. Or Mars in which case BMC is making good progress!

I'm a 1980's kid and I can feel a vast difference in the city then and now, I can only wonder that the difference between the Mumbai when you were in school and now would be mind-boggling!
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This underpass at Parle to go to the International Airport has really slowed down the traffic on WEH!
Thought things might improve after the work was over, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
After this bottleneck there is the usual Kherwadi jam which starts from much before the Santacruz flyover.
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