As many people are anticipated to attend the Maharashtra Bhushan award ceremony on April 16, the movement of heavy vehicles travelling from Gujarat towards Mumbai on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway will be completely prohibited from Saturday afternoon to Sunday night, according to officials.
However, it stated that light vehicles and those engaged in essential services, such as ambulances, will be permitted to use the highway during this time.
The police explained that during this time, vehicles travelling from the Mumbai metropolitan area to Gujarat are free to use the highway as usual.
“Union minister Amit Shah, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, several ministers and public representatives will attend the Maharashtra Bhushan award ceremony. Apart from them, 50 lakh to 70 lakh people will remain present there. So in order to avoid any major accident or traffic jam on the highway, the heavy vehicles coming from Gujarat and going towards Thane and Navi Mumbai will be prohibited,” the notification said.