As part of the arrangements for the Dasara festival in city, the police have taken a lot of measures including traffic regulation and diversions at a number of places for the sake of smooth movement of traffic to avoid any untoward in incident. The measures are being taken in view of lakhs of devotees arriving to visit for the darshan at the Durga Temple atop Indrakeeladri from September 28 to October 6.
In a press release here, city police commissioner N. Madhusudhan Reddy said that special bandobast was arranged to avoid untoward incidents during the moola nakshatram day and teppotsavam.
Special teams with 81 member strong bomb disposal squads will be available to check any suspicious person at Railway station, bus station, queue lines, Durga ghat, Bhavani ghat, Seethammavari Padalu, Padmavathi ghat, prasadam counters and Arjuna Veedhi.
Traffic moving from Chennai and Machilipatnam towards Hyderabad will be diverted at Krishna Lanka katta and routed via Police Control Room, Low Bridge, Kaleswara Rao Market, King Plaza, Chittinagar, Sitara Centre, Cheruvu Centre and Kummaripalem centre and Gollapudi.
In return direction, traffic from Hyderabad will be diverted at Gollapudi to proceed towards Sitara Junction, Kabela Centre, Milk Project, Chittinagar, Kedareswarapet, Sitannapet Gate, Sarada College Junction, Madhura nagar junction, Chuttugunta, Machavaram and Ramavarappadu Ring.
RTC buses and district level services would also be diverted at Gollapudi for the buses to reach the PN Bus Station.
In the return direction, these buses would have to proceed via Kaleswararao Market, Chittinagar tunnel, Sitara Centre and Gollapudi.
The parking place is arranged for devotees coming from Hyderabad and Mylavaram and they can park their cars and buses at Bhavanipuram lorry stand or TTD vacant site at Kummaripalem. Those from Eluru, Guntur and Machilipatnam can park their vehicles at the place opposite Padmavathi Ghat near Pandit Nehru Bus Station or in the vacant site on the east side of Rajiv Gandhi Park. eom