There will be traffic diversions and restrictions from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in the city in view of the visit of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday. All heavy vehicles coming from Anakapalle and going towards Srikakulam and Vizianagaram will be diverted at Lankelapalem via Anandapuram.

All vehicles coming from Kothavalasa and Pendurthy into the city will be diverted via Anandapuram or Lankelapalem and those coming from Madhurawada into the city would be diverted at Hanumanthawaka junction through the BRTS Road.

Police Commissioner B. Shivadhar Reddy appealed to motorists to use alternative routes and abstain from taking the VIP route between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday .