Mumbai: Mumbai's MMRDA Grounds is about to become a national landmark.
Starting today, 50,000 people are expected to visit the venue where 74-year-old Anna Hazare begins a three-day hunger strike against the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill that the government has prepared.
The MMRDA Grounds is located in Bandra-Kurla, and the police are gearing up to prevent traffic jams.
Around 200 traffic police personnel will be deployed at Bandra and Bandra-Kurla Complex.
The police expect jams on the Western Express Highway, which is one of the arterial roads used by commuters heading to the western suburbs and south Mumbai. Linking Road, SV Road and the Tulsi Pipe Road may also be affected.
Traffic cops and volunteers from Anna's movement want people who are participating in the rally to take sky walks to ensure the roads remain clear.