Dodging the Traffic Jam


We Mumbaikars have learned to live with the zillions of obstacle we face due to over population and over pollution. We have learned to find ways around the particular obstacle and have adjusted our lifestyles to it. Probably this is one of the reasons the State government cares a rat’s ass to addressing public issues. One of the major problems every Mumbaikar has made his/her part of life is the traffic jam in the city.

This was in Mi-day and people who travel these particular routes are giving us tips to avoid the peak time traffic. Sounds interesting…


This is the day when most roads in Mumbai are jammed, as several people leave for their offices early. The beginning of the week is also the time when vehicles from outside Mumbai come into the city in larger numbers than usual.

According to the RTO, Monday is when most people visit Mantralaya, Nariman Point, Crawford Market and Dadar market.

Hence, all major roads like Western and Eastern Express Highways, S V Road and LBS Marg remain chock-a-block.

Traveling to Colaba or Mantralaya on a Monday is a tough task.


You can never miss the 1.5-lakh devotees who throng the Siddhivinayak temple on this day and its preceding night. It’s because of them that traffic escalates in the area.

Close to 200 taxis ply between Dadar station and Siddhivinayak temple making 35-40 trips each. S K Bhole Marg and Cadell Road, are best to be left out, say motorists.


People try to leave their offices early in order to avoid the traffic hassles on Senapati Bapat Marg, Mahim, as nearly 40,000 people visit the Mahim Church on Wednesdays.

On Wednesdays, the traffic situation near Mahim Church is bad.


The six-lane Western Express highway at Kandivli is packed with vehicles, as people visit the Sai Baba temple situated just off the highway on Thursdays. Cars parked just outside the temple create more problems.


This is when motorists prefer staying away from Peddar Road. Traffic at the Haji Ali junction, with at least 1 lakh devotees, and near Mahalaxmi temple (20,000 devotees) makes commuting a tough task.

Saturday and Sunday:

On these two days, places near shopping malls and multiplexes are the ones where Mumbaikars flock to the most.

Apparently most of the days either God or some Saint is the culprit here.
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1 Comment so far

  1. Raj (unregistered) on August 15th, 2007 @ 2:02 am

    No comments? that’s lame… glad to find this post because I never could figure out the traffic routine by my own self… I guess this can be included in my post on things that haven’t changed in Mumbai…

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