Traffic to be diverted at Benz Circle, Old RTC Bus Stand, R.G. Street, Raghavaiah Park, Veterinary Hospital and Krishna Lanka Fire Station Junctions

Police will regulate the traffic coming into the city from five main entry points.

Vehicles bringing people for the Chief Minister’s public meeting to be held at Swaraj Maidan will be stopped at different points for parking. There will be diversion of the regular traffic at different points according to a police circular. Traffic will be diverted at Benz Circle, Old RTC Bus Stand, R.G. Street, Raghavaiah Park, Veterinary Hospital and Krishna Lanka Fire Station Junctions.

Vehicles coming from Guntur will not be allowed beyond Pandit Nehru Bus Station and American Hospital Junction. Parking would be provided for these vehicles at the bus station and Krishna Lanka Feeder Road.

Vehicles coming from Ibrahimpatnam will not be allowed beyond Pandit Nehru Bus Station, Old RTC Bus Stand and Old Government Hospital. Parking would be provided for these vehicles in Seethammavari Padalu, Rajiv Gandhi Vegetable Market, Old RTC Bus Stand and Old Govt Hospitals. Parking will be arranged for the vehicles in the respective places.

Vehicles coming from Tiruvuru will be allowed only till Swarna Palace Hotel near Challapalli Bungalow. Parking will be arranged for these vehicles at Gymkhana Grounds, BRTS Road, MBP Stadium, Ajitsinghnagar and Y.V. Rao Estate Road.

People coming in vehicles from Eluru and Machilipatnam will have to alight at Red Circle, behind IGMC Stadium. Parking will be arranged at Siddhartha College of Hotel Management, Loyola College, municipal stadium, Bishop Azariah School, Siddhartha Medical College, Kanur Engineering College and Krishnaveni College Road.

Security tightened

The security on the Bandar Road has been beefed up in view of the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy’s public meeting at Swaraj Maidan. There was an element of doubt till late evening on whether the Chief Minister would go ahead with the proposed inauguration and the public meeting, due the national mourning status in force, post Nelson Mandela’s sudden demise. However, a high ranking police officer confirmed that the programme was on.

A major portion of the paramilitary forces drawn from BSF, CRPF and APSP has been posted all along the route to the meeting venue and at the meeting venue also. The entire area has been sanitised by the BD squad and even a dry run was also conducted on Friday evening.

About seven companies of the elite forces are stationed in the city right now and they are working along with the local police, Armed Reserves and the Home Guards as well. Extra precaution has been taken; as the situation is not very conducive due to the revival of the Samaikyandhra agitation, said the officer.

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