With the protests of the Republican Party of India spreading through Mumbai, some of the main roads and local rail routes in the city have felt the weight. It was determined that the epicenter of the protests in Mumbai was around the Amar Mahal area, near Chembur
The protests caused a traffic jam on the Eastern Express highway and on the Sion-Panvel highway on Tuesday morning. Dalit groups reportedly met in Mulund, Chembur, Bhandup, Nehru Nagar in Kurla and Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar in Vikhroli in an attempt to launch a ‘rasta roko’ protest.
Don’t believe in rumours. Traffic on Eastern expressway was affected due to protests. It’s moving now. Traffic at Chembur Naka is still affected. There is nothing to panic. Verify facts with police officers and men before posting anything on social media.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) January 2, 2018
As a result of the upheavals, the stores in Mulund, Kandivili and Chembur were forced to close. The protests come a day after the Dalit and Maratha groups clashed in Pune, after the anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon. The clashes caused the death of a protester.
The protests also had an impact on the movement of local trains, and rail services were slightly delayed throughout the city. The port line, however, felt the greatest impact. Train services stalled at the Chembur station and the Harbor line trains were blocked between Kurla and Mankhurd.
However, the Harbor line trains were running as scheduled between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Kurla, as well as between Mankhurd and Vashi to Panvel. In addition, it was reported that the main port line and Transharbour trains operated normally.
Due to public agitation not related to railways, Harbour line trains are not running between Kurla and Mankhurd.
Harbour line Trains are running between CSMT-Kurla and Mankhurd/Vashi and Panvel. Main line and Transharbour trains are running normally.@RidlrMUM @drmmumbaicr
— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) January 2, 2018
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, requested a judicial investigation into the Koregaon incident by announcing a compensatory amount for the victim of the violence. He was quoted as saying: “The Supreme Court will be asked to investigate judicially on the issue of the violence in Koregaon and there will also be a CID investigation into the death of young people.” 10 rupees of compensation for the relatives of the victim “.