Mumbai is set to witness the 11 day festival of Ganesh Chaturthi from September 2. In lieu of that, BMC has imposed weight restriction on three busy bridges in the city.
As per a report by a media portal, a 16-ton weight restriction has been imposed on Currey Road, Chinchpokli and Elphinstone bridges at any given point of time.
The weight restriction states that not more than 200 people will be allowed to cross the bridges. Even if a Ganpati idol is being taken across then only 100 to 150 people will be allowed to accompany.
Apart from linking busy railway stations- Prabhadevi, Currey Road and Chinchpokli, thousands also use them for reaching to the popular Lalbaug Ganpati Mandal.
On an average, a big idol weighs 200 to 300 kilos, while the truck weighs another 3000 kilos. In that case, it will become more difficult to manage the crowd when the Ganpati pandal will take their respective idols for immersion.
A traffic advisory is expected to be issued soon in view of the 16-ton weight restriction.