PM Modi will be visiting Mumbai on Feb 10 to inaugurate various projects. The police said that the traffic police said that due to a planned public function on 10.02.23, traffic around Colaba, Regal Junction and P D'mello road to CSMT from 2pm to 4pm and traffic from Domestic Airport to Marol via elevated road from 4pm-6pm will be slightly affected
PM Narendra Modi. File Pic
The Mumbai Traffic Police on Thursday issued a traffic advisory for the citizens ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the city on Friday.
The traffic police in a statement issued on Twitter said that due to a planned public function on 10.02.23, traffic around Colaba, Regal Junction and P D'mello road to CSMT from 2pm to 4pm and traffic from Domestic Airport to Marol via elevated road from 4pm-6pm will be slightly affected/altered.
The police said, "All are requested to plan their commutes accordingly."
PM Modi is likely to visit Andheri East in Mumbai for an opening of the Dawoodi Bohra community’s Arabic Academy, the Dawoodi Bohras official Twitter handle said. PM Modi is expected to share the dais with His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin during the opening ceremony.
During his visit, PM Modi is also likely to visit Mumbai's Colaba area.
PM Modi is likely to flag off two Vande Bharat Express trains - CSTM-Solapur and CSMT-Shirdi - during his visit to Mumbai on February 10.
PM Modi is also likely to inaugurate multiple civic projects in the city. This will be PM Modi's second visit to Mumbai in recent weeks.
PM Modi had visited Mumbai on January 19 and laid the foundation stones for a slew of projects and also inaugurated the metro 2 A and 7 lines. During his previous visit PM Modi had also addressed a public meeting at MMRDA grounds in Bandra-Kurla Complex. He also visited the newly inaugurated metro lines and took a ride in the metro.
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Ahead of his visit the Mumbai Police on Monday began preparing for the security arrangements in the city and have banned the use of drones and other flying objects in the city.
In the preventive order issued on Monday, the police said, "Report has been received that due to the situation prevailing in the areas under control of the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, it is apprehended that during the Prime Minister of India Mumbai visit on 10/02/2023 at Mumbai Airport, INS SHIKRA, CSMT and Marol, in Andheri, anti-social elements may attack using drone, para-gliders, remote control microlight aircraft."
"There is every likelihood breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquillity and also there is grave danger to human life, health, safety and injury to public property on," it further said.
It said, on the occasion of the Prime Minister of India's Mumbai visit at Mumbai Airport, INS SHIKRA, CSMT and Marol, a large number of VIPS, various officers in large numbers are expected to attend the program. It is necessary that some checks should be put on activities around Mumbai, so that anti-social elements may not attack through drone, para gliders, remote control microlight aircraft, all types of balloons, kites and immediate action is necessary for the prevention of the same.
It said, in view of the Prime Minister of India's Mumbai visit, no drone, para-gliders, all types of balloons, kites and remote control microlight aircraft flying activities to be allowed in jurisdiction of Airport Police Station, Sahar Police Station, Colaba Police Station, M.R.A.Marg Police Station, MIDC Police Station and Andheri Police Station.
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The order further said that this order shall remain in force with effect from 00.01 hrs. of 10/02/2023 till 24.00 hrs. of 10 /02/2023 unless withdrawn earlier.
"Any person contravening this order shall be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code," the order said.