DUMPER ENTRY BANNED IN URAN EAST DURING EVENING
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