Thousands of devotees across the county will bid a grand farewell to the elephant God, Ganesh, on Tuesday. Elaborate arrangments have been made in cities like Mumbai and Pune where festivities reach feverish pitches during the Ganesh Visarjan. Mumbai and Pune police along with Ganesh Mandal organizers have put together route maps to help citizens navigate. Here is your guide to plan your travel in Mumbai and Pune on Tuesday as the cities bid a farewell to Ganpati bappa.
Mumbai: Procession routes
Ganesh Visarjan processions from major pandals will begin as early as 8 AM on Tuesday.
Visarjan procession of the iconic Lalbaugcha Raja will begin from the pandal at Lalbaug market at 10 AM and pass through Bharat Mata Theater.
The procession will then reach Sane Guruji Marg and proceed to Byculla Railway Station, Clare Road and Nagpada. The procession will pass through Dunkan Road, Don Taki, Sant Sena Maharaj Marg in Kumbharwada, Suthar Gully, Madhav Baug and CP Tank before proceeding to Opera House and will conclude at Girgaum Chowpatty.
The grand Mumbaicha Raja will begin the procession from Dr SS Rao Road and proceed towards Ganesh Cinema, Chinchpokli Bridge, Arthur Road Corner, Saat Rasta, Sane Guruji Marg, will pass through Agripada, Dr Bhadkamkar Marg, Opera House and Wilson College before concluding at Girgaum Chowpatty.
53 routes in Mumbai will remain closed along the procession and 54 routes will be converted into a one-way. 99 places along the procession routes have been notified as no parking zones for tomorrow.
Mumbai’s elaborate security arrangements
Considering a large number of people who will take part in the processions, the Mumbai police have planned elaborate security. 3,600 policemen will be deployed on special duty to oversee Ganesh visarjan along the procession routes. 500 traffic wardens will be on duty for traffic movement, volunteers from NGOs, student organizations as well as Ganesh mandals will be present to help.
Since the Supreme Court had stayed the Bombay High Court’s order on noise pollution levels, Tuesday is expected to be a loud affair in Mumbai.
Pune: Traffic restrictions
Pune will also bid adieu to Ganpati on Tuesday and elaborate arrangements have been made on traffic and security front. Following roads have been closed, according to Pune police, at varied time slots between September 5 and September 6, till the end of the procession.
Shivaji road: 7 AM onwards
Laxmi road: 7 AM onwards
Bagade road: 9 AM onwards
Guru Nanak road: 9 AM onwards
TIlak Road: 9 AM onwards
Ganesh Road: 10 AM onwards
Kelkar road: 10 AM onwards
Bajirao Road: Noon onwards
Kumthekar Road: Noon onwards
Shastri road: Noon onwards
Jangli road: 4 PM onwards
Karve road: 4 PM onwards
Fergusson college road: 4 PM onwards
Bhandarkar road: 4 PM onwards
Pune-Satara road: 4 PM onwards
Solapur road: 4 PM onwards
Prabhat road: 4 PM onwards
H C Desai College
River Bed to Pulachi road
Puram Chowk to Vishwa restaurant
Gadgil statue to Kumbhar ves
Jayantarao Tilak bridge to Bhide bridge
Hamalwada to Narayan Peth