15th edition of Mumbai Marathon begins

All roads on the route of the marathon will remain closed between 6 AM and 1 PM except for emergency vehicles. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Jan 21, 2018, 03.30 AM (IST)

The Tata Marathon, the largest marathon in Asia and caters a huge number of people and that's why considered as the largest mass participation sports event in the continent.

This year is the 15th edition of The Tata Marathon in which 44, 407 runners have registered.

The marathon which will happen in six categories kicked off at 5:40 AM from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on Sunday, January 21.

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The Mumbai Police have issued a traffic advisory ahead of the marathon. Routes, where the marathon is scheduled, will be open for the emergency vehicles only and will remain closed for regular traffic between 6 AM and 1 AM on Sunday.

The BEST won’t be able to run its service on 11 routes from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

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Traffic will be affected on roads between Mahapalika Marg at CST and Bandra Reclamation & between Rang Sharda Auditorium in Bandra and CST from 6 AM to 1 PM.

It is the richest race in India with a prize money worth 405,000 dollars and also facilitates fundraising for various NGOs.

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