PM Narendra Modi to hold roadshow in Mumbai's Ghatkopar today

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PM Narendra Modi to hold roadshow in Mumbai's Ghatkopar today

On Wednesday, May 15, at 8 p.m., Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a roadshow in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. Strict traffic regulations have been implemented in anticipation of Modi's 2.5 km roadshow, which is expected to guarantee no security breakdowns.

The roadshow will culminate at Gandhi Market after starting at 8 p.m. at Shreyas Cinema on LBS Road in Ghatkopar. PM Narendra Modi will be doing campaign work for Mihir Kotecha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Ghatkopar constituency. In the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha election, which takes place on May 20, the constituency will face off against other Mumbai seats.

The Mumbai Police issued a stringent traffic advisory in anticipation of Modi's gathering in Ghatkopar, closing several local roadways for a few hours.

According to a Mumbai traffic police official who spoke to news agency PTI, the Mahul-Ghatkopar road would remain closed from Meghraj junction to RB Kadam junction from 2pm to 10pm, while the LBS route will be closed for traffic from Gandhi Nagar junction to Naupada junction.

Other roads that will be blocked during this period are the Golibar Maidan and Ghatkopar Metro Station (West) towards Sarvodaya Junction, the Andheri Ghatkopar Link Road from Ghatkopar Junction to Sakinaka Junction, and the Gulati petrol pump junction from Hiranandani Kailas Complex Road.

According to the official, there will be a diversion of vehicular traffic to the following routes: Andheri-Kurla Road, Saki Vihar Road, MIDC Central Road, Santacruz Chembur Link Road (SCLR), Sion Bandra Link Road, Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR), and Eastern Express Highway.

PM Modi will speak at an electoral rally in Dindori and then in Kalyan before to his roadshow. Two days prior to the prime minister's roadshow, a large hoarding collapsed in Ghatkopar near a gas station, killing 14 and wounding 75. The hoarding, which was bigger than an Olympic pool, fell on Monday night in Mumbai amidst intense rain and dust storms. On Tuesday, a billboard collapsed in Ghatkopar, causing traffic jams on many routes and road closures while rescue efforts progressed.