The Mumbai Traffic Police will place traffic diversions at certain points in South Mumbai between Tuesday afternoon and midnight when the Ashura procession begins in Byculla.
The Sham-e-Gariba procession will begin at 2 pm Tuesday at Pakmodia Street in Bhendi Bazaar and proceed along Yakub Street, Ibrahim Rahimatullah Road in Pydhonie, Sir J J Road, Nesbit Junction in Byuclla, cross the Balwantsingh Dhodi Bridge and terminate at the Rehmatabad Cemetery in Mazgaon.
Half an hour before the procession starts, traffic heading north from Byculla will be diverted to P D’Mello Road via Carnac Bridge, said traffic police officials. Vehicles will also be diverted to Maulana Azad Road, Kalbadevi Road and L T Marg towards CSMT railway station to keep Byculla decongested.
BEST buses and trucks will not be allowed to head north on the Lalbaug Bridge, while no such restrictions will be placed on southward movement for heavy vehicles. Instead, heavy vehicles heading north will also be diverted to P D’Mello Road.
Diversions will be placed for traffic heading towards South Mumbai on parts of Dr B A Road, Sant Savta Marg and Byculla Bridge, and will have to proceed through Mazgaon. Light motor vehicles will be allowed to ply on the J J Bridge as usual, police said.