The Hyderabad City Traffic Police on Wednesday released a traffic advisory taking into account the swearing-in ceremony of K Chandrasekhar Rao as the Chief Minister of Telangana at Raj Bhavan on Thursday. The swearing-in ceremony is expected to be held at 1:25 pm on Thursday, according to an official invite.
Traffic blocks can be expected from 12 pm to 3 pm along the Raj Bhavan road from Monappa Island (Rajiv Gandhi Statue) to VV Statue Junction. Citizens taking this route are being forewarned that vehicles may get diverted or stopped and will be allowed to pass only on need basis along this route, the traffic advisory said.
The route from Panjagutta to Raj Bhavan Quarters Road (Metro Residency) will also be closed for general traffic on both sides of the road during the period.
The closing of these routes would impact commuters trying to get Khairathabad and Lakdikapul from the inner ring road. Owing to the restrictions, the traffic is also expected to get congested at locations such as Begumpet, Banjara Hills, Narayaguda circle and Panjagutta signal.
For those attending the Chief Ministers swearing-in ceremony, the traffic police have earmarked parking locations at the Raj Bhavan. Members of Parliment and newly-elected Members of Legislative Assemblies and Legislative Councils can park their vehicles at the Gate number 3 of the Administrative block. Media persons can park their vehicles at the Dilkusha Guest House.
The MMTS Parking lot has been set aside for other VIP vehicles and government dignitaries. A single line parking facility has also been arranged from Metro Residency to NASR School and at Lake View Guest House to V.V Statue Junction (Opposite lane of Lake View Guest House).