DUMPER EN­TRY BANNED IN URAN EAST DUR­ING EVENING

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BELAPUR: Navi Mum­bai traf­fic po­lice has de­cided to ban the en­try of dumpers in Uran east area be­tween 6pm and 8pm to curb the reg­u­lar ac­ci­dents and traf­fic snarls in the area.

A spe­cial meet­ing was held ear­lier this week by Navi Mum­bai traf­fic po­lice to dis­cuss the is­sue and de­cide on the en­try ban.

Uran Sa­ma­jik Sang­hatana has threat­ened to re­sort to an in­def­i­nite fast protest over the is­sue of the heavy ve­hi­cle traf­fic in Uran east area from Jan­uary 14.

Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (traf­fic) Arvind Salve had then called a meet­ing at the po­lice com­mis­sion­er­ate in CBD Belapur on Tues­day.

The meet­ing was at­tended by se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of Uran po­lice sta­tion Ra­jen­dra Ga­lande, po­lice in­spec­tor (traf­fic) Kishore Jag­tap and Sud­hakar Patil.

The dumper own­ers, who at­tended the meet­ing, vol­un­teered to not ply their ve­hi­cles in the area be­tween 6pm and 8pm.

Uran east area is used by the heavy ve­hi­cles to trans­port de­bris to fill up the site for JNPT’s fourth ter­mi­nal and also Karanja ter­mi­nal.

This has led to heavy rush of ve­hi­cles all day.

Since state high­way num­ber 54 sec­tion Ja­sai to Ga­van­phata is closed from 5pm to 8pm, the heavy ve­hi­cles use the area from Uran east to go to JNPT through the Ga­van­phata-Chirner route.

The area is hence wit­ness­ing heavy traf­fic jams and also reg­u­lar ac­ci­dents.

Salve said, “We have de­cided to ban the en­try of the dumpers in Uran east area be­tween 6pm to 8pm. This will re­duce the traf­fic on the road and pro­vide re­lief to the lo­cals.”

He added, “We will also study the con­tainer trailer traf­fic in area and take a de­ci­sion with re­gard to them in the next 8 to 10 days.”

The deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice ap­pealed to mo­torists to fol­low traf­fic rules and not speed in the area.

THE DUMPER OWN­ERS, WHO AT­TENDED THE MEET­ING, VOL­UN­TEERED NOT TO PLY THEIR VE­HI­CLES IN THE AREA BE­TWEEN 6PM AND 8PM

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