The Mumbai traffic police have banned the movement of heavy vehicles during the peak hours in the city. That is from 7am to 11am and 5pm to 9pm.
The ban on heavy vehicles during rush hour is imposed to smoothen the flow of traffic during the peak hours in the city. The main reason behind this move is the increase in vehicles on the roads.
The ban will apply to all heavy vehicles except for those vehicles providing essential services such as milk, vegetables, ambulance, fire department, police department, government/semi-government vehicles and all transport buses.
An official statement from Mumbai Traffic Police read, "Increase in the number of vehicles plying on the road, ongoing repairs/ other works on road, ongoing metro/ monorail projects and electricity/ telephone line works in Brihan Mumbai and plying of heavy vehicles transporting goods which occupy large amount of space cause obstruction to traffic and inconvenience to the public during peak hours."
Sanjay Mohite, IPS, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Brihan Mumbai, said, "For the purpose of smooth movement of traffic and better traffic management in Mumbai."
He aaded, "From 7am to 11am and 5pm to 9pm, all heavy vehicles except heavy vehicles providing essential service like vegetables, milk, ambulance, police department, fire department, government/ semi-government vehicles and all buses transporting passengers, will have restrictions for running on the roads."
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