Hol­i­day rush leads to traf­fic snarls on Sion-Pan­vel high­way

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

VASHI: The Sion-Pan­vel high­way that runs through Navi Mum­bai from Vashi toll naka wit­nessed heavy traf­fic snarls on Fri­day morn­ing as mo­torists from Mum­bai and Navi Mum­bai took ad­van­tage of the long week­end to cel­e­brate fes­ti­val time out­side the city. There was traf­fic to­wards Mum­bai as well with res­i­dents head­ing there for Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions.

Long queues on the Vashi creek bridge and from the toll naka ex­tended up to CBD Be­la­pur till af­ter­noon.

Manoj Meghchi­ana, a res­i­dent of Dadar, said, “The traf­fic was sim­ply not mov­ing. First, we were stuck at the toll naka and then the high­way. It took me over an hour to pass through Vashi and Nerul and reach CBD Be­la­pur.”

Kr­ishna De­sai, an­other mo­torist, said, “Ev­ery­one seems to be leav­ing Mum­bai and head­ing for other des­ti­na­tions. We started early to avoid rush, but got caught in the traf­fic nev­er­the­less.” Vashi toll of­fi­cials said they were do­ing their best to en­sure min­i­mum halt at the toll naka. Navi Mum­bai traf­fic per­son­nel could be seen reg­u­lat­ing traf­fic at the junc­tions to clear the jam.

The traf­fic re­turned to nor­mal later in the af­ter­noon.

LONG QUEUES ON THE VASHI CREEK BRIDGE AND FROM THE TOLL NAKA EX­TENDED UP TO CBD BE­LA­PUR TILL AF­TER­NOON

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