Brace for traffic curbs as city gets ready to bid adieu to lord Ganesh

Hyderabad police have imposed traffic restrictions in view of Ganesh idol immersion on Sunday and no vehicles would be allowed on the main procession route from Keshavaigiri in Old City to Tank Bund-NTR Marg via MJ Market and Abids. Elaborate traffic arrangements are also made for smooth movement of vehicles carrying Ganesh idols and all tributary processions will join with the main procession, which starts at Katta Maisamma temple, Keshavgiri and ends at the Hussainsagar.

Movement of vehicles other than those part of the idol processions will not be allowed to move on the main procession route between 9 a.m. on Sunday to 8 a.m. on Monday. Traffic restrictions would be extended if the situation demands so, Hyderabad Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar said.

“Facility to cross from west to east or vice-versa is available at Basheerbagh junction only. Commuters are advised to use the Ring Road and Begumpet area to avoid diversions. All roads leading to the main procession route will be barricaded,” he said.

The main procession starts from Keshavagiri and passes through Old PS Chandrayangutta–Chandrayangutta crossroad– Nallavagu – Kandikalgate Flyover – OP Chatrinaka – Laldarwaza Temple – Nagulchinta – Charminar – Madina – Afzalgunj – SA Bazar - M.J.Market – Abids – Basheerbagh – Liberty – Ambedkar Statue towards NTR Marg, PVNR Marg (Necklace Road) or Upper Tankbund.

Processions from Secunderabad area will pass through RP Road – MG Road – Karbala Maidan – Kawadiguda – Musheerabad crossroads – RTC crossroads – Narayanaguda crossroads – Himayathnagar ‘Y’ Junction and join the main procession at Liberty. Idols coming from Chilkalguda crossroads will join Musheerabad ‘X’ Roads via Gandhi Hospital.

Processions from East zone (Amberpet, Nallakunta, Ramanthapur and other area) will pass from Uppal – Ramanthapur- 6 No. Junction Amberpet – Shivam Road - NCC at OU - Durga Bai Deshmukh Hospital – Hindi Mahavidyalaya crossroads – Fever Hospital – Barkathpura crossroads – Narayanaguda crossroad and join the procession coming from RTC crossroads.

Mind the diversion Traffic will be diverted at the following points from 6 a.m. of Sunday till completion of immersion at CTO, YMCA, Paradise crossroads, Patny crossroads, Bata crossroads, Adavaiah crossroads and Ghans Mandi crossroads: PARKING SPOTS AROUND IMMERSION POINT
  • South: Keshavagiri, Chandrayangutta crossroads, Laldarwaza crossroads, Nagul Chintha, Himmathpura, Hari Bowli, Asra Hopsital, Mogulpura, Lakkad Kote, Pancha Mohala, Paris Café, Gulzar House, Mitti Ka Shere, Kali Kaman, Osman bazaar, Sheran Hotel, Madina crossroads, Nayapool, SJ Rotary, Miralam Mandi, Arman Hotel, MJ Bridge, Dar Ul Shifa crossroads, City College
  • East: Chanchalguda Jail crossroads, Moosarambagh, Chaderghat Bridge, Shivaji Bridge, Afzalgunj, Puthilibowli crossroads, Troop Bazar, Jambagh crossroads, Andhra Bank-Koti
  • West: Tope Khana Mosque, Alaska Hotel Junction, Osman Gunj Sanker Bagh and Seena Hotel, Ajantha Gate near Exhibition Grounds, Abkari Lane, Taj Island, Barthan Bazar, AR Petrol Pump at KLK Building
  • Central: Chapel Road Entry, Gadwal Centre at GPO, Shalimar Theatre, Gunfoundry, Skyline road entry, Bharath Scouts & Guides Junction in Domalguda, Kalanjali at Control Room, Liberty Junction, MCH Office Y junction, BRK Bhavan junction near Telugu Thalli Junction, Iqbal Minar, Ravindra Bharathi, Dwaraka Hotel Junction, Khairatabad Junction (Visweswaraiah Statue), Children’s Park, Mariott Hotel junction, Kawadiguda Junction, Musheeerabad crossroads, RTC Crossroads, Katta Maisamma Temple at Lower Tank Bund, Indira Park Junction
  • North (Secunderabad): Traffic will not be allowed to enter the Necklace Road and Upper Tank Bund from Karbala Maidan, Buddha Bhavan, Sailing Club and Nallagutta Junction
  • People coming to witness the immersion at Hussainsagar have to park their vehicles at Institute of Engineers at Khairatabad, MMTS Station Khairatabad, Anand Nagar Colony to RR Dist. ZP Office, back side of Buddha Bhavan, Goseva Sadan, Lower Tank Bund, Katta Maisamma temple, NTR Stadium, Nizam College and Public Gardens
  • Exit route
  • After immersion on NTR Marg, empty trucks/ lorries should proceed to their destination via Necklace Rotary-Khairtabad flyover-V.V.Statue-KCP and onwards. They will not be allowed to return towards Telugu Talli statue or Mint Compound road. From Upper Tank Bund, the empty trucks/ lorries should proceed towards Children’s Park – DBR Mills - Kawadiguda – Musheerabad or towards Indira Park – Ashok Nagar – Vidya Nagar. No lorry should head towards the Bible House Rail overbridge
  • Restrictions on inter-State/ district lorries
  • Not allowed to enter the city on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday and their movement will be terminated on the outskirts during immersion process
  • RTC city bus service
  • Traffic diversion points will apply to the RTC City Region buses. When the procession reaches its peak, RTC buses will not be allowed beyond Masab Tank (Mehdipatnam buses), V.V.Statue (Kukatpally buses), CTO, Plaza, SBH, Clock Tower, Chilkalguda crossroads (Secunderabad buses), Ramanthapur T.V. Station (Uppal buses), Gaddiannaram, Chaderghat (Dilsuknagar buses), Danamma Huts (Rajendra Nagar), I.S.Sadan (Ibrahimpatnam & Midhani buses), YMCA Narayanaguda (Inter-city special buses) and Tarnaka (No RTC us will be allowed beyond Tarnaka Junction towards Jamia Osmania flyover)
  • TSRTC authorities will provide alternative routes convenient to them keeping in view the restriction imposed on the movement of vehicular traffic on the roads notified above
  • Heading to airport/ railway station?
  • People coming from or going towards the Rajiv Gandhi International airport at Shamshabad should avoid Necklace Road, NTR Marg, Tank Bund Road and the main procession route. Similarly, people going or coming from railway station and bus stand should also avoid those roads
  • Helpline numbers
  • One can dial 040-27852482, 9490 598 985 and 9010203626 for guidance in connection with the above restrictions

Also, Ganesh idols from Dilsukhnagar will join the procession coming from IS Sadan – Saidabad – Chanchalguda at Nalgonda crossroads and some big idols can proceeds towards Amberpet via Moosarambagh. Idols coming from Tarnaka side will proceed through Osmania University Distance Education Road, Adikmet and join the main procession at Fever Hospital via Vidyanagar.

Mr. Kumar said that the processions from Tolichowki, Rethibowli and Mehdipatnam side will pass through Masab Tank, Ayodhya Junction – Nirankari Bhavan – Old PS Saifabad – Iqbal Minar to NTR Marg.

Idols coming from Erragadda will pass through SR Nagar – Ameerpet – Panjagutta – V.V. Statue and join the procession coming from Mehdipatnam at Nirankari Bhavan and proceed to NT Marg. Those from Tappachabutra and Asifnagar side will pass through Sitarambagh – Boiguda Kaman – Voulga Hotel – Goshamahal Baradari – Alaska and join the main procession at MJ Market and proceed towards Abids – Basheerbagh – Liberty – Ambedkar Statue - NTR Marg, PVNR Marg (Necklace Road) or Upper Tank bund.

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