The city police imposed the following traffic restrictions on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations on Thursday at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad from 9 a.m.

The road from Cantonment Garden to SBH crossroads will be closed for all vehicular traffic from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. S.P. Road will be closed for the general traffic from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. For pass holders, the entry on S.P. Road between Central Telegraph crossroads and YMCA Cossroads will be “one way” between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Cars having passes will be allowed from CTO junction towards YMCA before the parade commences and in the reverse direction towards CTO junction after the parade is over. All invitees coming on vehicles with AA, A-1 and B-1 car passes from Begumpet side have to proceed via Rasoolpura junction, CTO flyover; and those with similar passes coming from Upper Tank Bund and Ranigunj side have to proceed via M.G. Road and Park Lane.

They will pass through from Central Telegraph Island/Plaza junction to the Parade Ground side of Sardar Patel road and alight at their respective alighting points. Vehicles with similar car passes -- AA, A-1 and B-1 coming from the Cantonment side towards S.P. Road via Secunderabad Club, Tivoli and Plaza crossroads take left turn and park at their respective enclosures after their occupants alight at their alighting points.

After the invitees alight at the main gate from vehicles with ‘AA’ car passes, their cars will be parked in the VIP parking area – by the side of iron barricades on S.P. Road, about 100 yards away from their alighting point. The vehicles with ‘A-1’ car pass, after alighting the occupants i.e. gate A-1, will proceed to park the vehicles in front of the GHMC office (under flyover).

The vehicles with ‘B-1’ car pass after alighting the occupants i.e. gate B-1, will proceed up to SBH junction, turn left and park their vehicles in the compound of the office of the Chief Engineer, Ordnance Factory.

Invitees having ‘A-2’ car pass coming from M.G. Road, Begumpet and Secunderabad Cantonment side will proceed to Gymkhana grounds and alight there and walk up to their respective enclosures, which are quite close-by after parking their vehicles at Gymkhana grounds. Invitees having B-2 car passes will have to come via R.P. Road, SBH crossroads straight up to Parade grounds eastern gate and take right turn and get into the compound of the office of Chief Engineer, Ordnance Factory, where the alighting and parking lot is available. Duty car pass vehicles will be allowed to park at Gymkhana grounds.

For invitees without vehicle passes, they will come via R.P. Road, take right turn at SBH junction and proceed up to YMCA junction, St. Ann’s School. Scooters and bicycles can be parked at Siddanthi College lane, near Lamba Theatre. After completion of the ceremony, vehicles having AA, A-1 & B-1 car passes will leave through the S.P. Road towards Plaza junction / Telegraph island.

Vehicles with A-2 car pass parked at Gymkhana Grounds will leave towards Tivoli crossroads. Vehicles with B-2 car pass parked in the compound of the Office of the Chief Engineer, Ordnance factor will leave towards SBH junction. The invitees have to display their car passes prominently on the left side windscreen of their vehicles for easy identification.

They have to come in time as indicated in the invitation cards. Only the vehicles with “AA” car passes will be parked by the side of iron barricades on S.P. Road. The ambulance and fire brigade will be parked behind the parade formation.

Invitees having car passes -- AA, A1 and B1 coming from Begumpet and Panjagutta via CTO flyover after 8.50 a.m. will take a deviation in front of chillah (near Plaza Junction) and go on to wrong side of the road and proceed to swimming pool side and alight.

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