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Barricades go off the road

The public utility road adjoining the Mumbai Police Gymkhana that had been barred from public use to protect the 26/11 memorial, has been thrown open

A day after MiD DAY reported ('No entry on service road?', Dec 8) on how the service road adjoining the Mumbai Police Gymkhana was cordoned off for public use to protect the 26/11 memorial, giving the next-door gymkhanas traffic nightmares, the Marine Drive police have removed the barricades.


Open for public: The service road that had been barricaded until
Wednesday has been thrown open for public use since yesterday.
pic/ Santosh Nagwekar


Speaking to MiD DAY, Zunjarrao Gharal, SPI, Marine Drive police station, said, "My men have removed the barricades that were blocking the entry to the service road."

However, when he was asked whether the barricades were removed permanently, he maintained that, "As of now, the barricades belonging to my police station have been removed."

Meanwhile, the gymkhanas are rejoicing the recent development, as they will no longer have to worry about the ugly traffic jams they had been facing ever since the service road was cordoned off.

An official from Grant Medical Gymkhana requesting anonymity said, "We are very happy that the barricades blocking the entry to the service road have been removed. This will definitely prevent traffic jams."

Dharit Shah, hospitality in-charge of Wilson Gymkhana, said, "With the road once again open for the public, guests coming in for wedding receptions will be spared the discomfort of ugly traffic snarls."

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