Back to normal: one-way plan on Elphinstone, Currey Rd bridges fails after four days

The experiment of trying to unclog central Mumbai by making the congested Elphinstone Road and Currey Road bridges one-way failed in just four days, and the traffic police on Monday started allowing vehicles to operate in both directions once again.

The plan, implemented without any prior notice or warning, upset motorists and led to chaos and protests by residents and local Shiv Sena activists.

Amitesh Kumar, joint commissioner of police (traffic), said the two bridges that connect the western and eastern parts of central Mumbai were made one-way to determine whether it would ease congestion and reduce travel time towards south Mumbai.