As the city gears up for the ‘Make in India Week’, the traffic police too will tweak their appearance for the occasion. Close to 2,000 traffic officials will wear green jackets with reflectors along with a light baton in their hands to divert traffic.
“Barring the heads of different countries for whom there would be special traffic arrangements, we will provide no green corridors for any other vehicles during the ‘Make in India Week’. Our biggest priority and challenge is not to inconvenience the public,” said Milind Bharambe, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic).
Bharambe said the week will be a “litmus test” for the traffic department before the city hosts the high-profile BRICS summit later this year.
Though the traffic police is still preparing its route advisory for the coming week, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Anil Kumbhare said no roads will be blocked for people in south Mumbai.
A senior traffic officer said that on February 13, for the vehicular movement of Prime Minister Narenda Modi and his convoy, there would be bandobast two hours in advance.
Another official said that the traffic department, as an exercise, has been timing the movement of CM Devendra Fadnavis’ convoy in the city.
Parking at Girgaum Chowpatty is only by invite, while parking for the public is available at M K Road, Kumbhare said.