Vishrambaug’s traffic police in-charge, assistant inspector Purshottam Deokar, noted that all Manache Ganapati mandals are located around Shivaji Road. “The mandals are located in the central part of the city, where parking is a major problem. Devotees would throng the streets in large numbers from September 19 to seek darshan,” he said, adding that around 1,500 vehicles can be parked in schools and colleges they have tied up with.
“We will close Shivaji Road from Gadgil statue in Shaniwarwada by installing barricades after 4pm or 5pm. Vehicles coming from arterial roads towards Shaniwarwada will have to park at Mula-Mutha river bank and PMC pay-n-park plaza in Hamalwada and New English School in Ramanbaugh,” Deokar said.
“We have created parking facility for vehicles coming from Deccan Gymkhana, Karve Road, Lal Bahadur Shastri Road and adjoining places at New English School near Alka Talkies, Fergusson College and Gogate School in Narayan Peth. Vehicles belonging to police personnel will be parked at HV Desai College,” he added.
Vehicles going towards Kumbhar Ves Chowk will be diverted to alternative routes like Kasba Peth and PMC river over bridge. Laxmi Road will be closed at Hamze Khan Chowk and motorists will use alternative diversions. “Vehicles coming to Puram Chowk from Satara Road and Swargate connecting Bajirao Road and Shivaji Road will be diverted if needed,” he said. Police have requested PMPML to use minibuses on the Ganapati routes to avoid congestion, he said, adding: “Light vehicles like two- or four-wheelers will be allowed on Bajirao Road.”
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