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Mumbaikars Make First #SundayStreets A Success

By A Draft Correspondent

It was the perfect stress buster for Mumbaikars. Harassed by traffic snarls, bogged down by three COVID lockdowns in succession and stuck indoors, Mumbai's newest Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey's #SundayStreets initiative launched on 27 March 2022 was a roaring success. 

LEADING: Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey at the first #SundayStreets at Marine Drive
On the first Sunday of the initiative, several roads across the city were shut for traffic for a few hours in the morning to allow Mumbaikars to use public space for recreational activities.

And, the #SundayStreets initiative to keep a few roads across the city closed for vehicular movement for a few hours will only gain strength in the weeks to follow. Even before the sun could rise, residents made a beeline for the #SundayStreets in their respective area, in track pants, carrying yoga mats, on skates, holding tennis rackets, atop their cycles, with friends, families some in large groups to celebrate the start of an event that was synonymous with Mumbai's reopening.

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The Mumbai Police had ensured ambulances and mobile toilets were arranged for citizens, asked to follow COVID-19 guidelines while indulging in recreational activities out on roads. 

On 27 March 2022, as part of the initiative, the Dorabhai Tata Road at Nariman Point, Carter Road in Bandra, Mind Space Road in Goregaon, Lokhandwala Road in D N Nagar, Andheri, Tansa Pipeline Road in Mulund and the Eastern Expressway in Vikhroli area were closed for vehicular movement from 6 am to 10 am and dedicated to local residents.

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