PALM BEACH RD TO BE SHUT FOR MARATHON TODAY
NAVI MUMBAI: As a part of the Navi Mumbai Kala and Kreeda Mahotsav, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) is organising the Mayor’s Marathon on Palm Beach Road on Sunday.
There will be a 15-km run for the open men’s category and a 10-km run for the open women’s category. There will also be a 3-km run for boys and girls under 14 category and 5- kilometre run for those above 15. The event is open for all residents of Thane district.
There will also be a 2-km walk for men and women in the senior citizen’s category. This is only for the residents of Navi Mumbai.
The programmes are scheduled to start at 7am and will be conducted between Moraj Circle at Sanpada and NMMC headquarters at Belapur. The traffic department has decided to the block both sides of Palm Beach road between 5am and 11am.
“We have decided to block the road till 11am to keep the stretch open for participants. We request motorists to use the service roads of Sion- Panvel highway to reach Belapur from Vashi or vice versa during this time. Punitive measures will be taken in case of violations of the norms,” said Arvind Salve, deputy commissioner of police (traffic).