The Hyderabad Traffic Police have imposed several traffic curbs in the city on Sunday, to "maintain the smooth flow of traffic and to ensure public safety and order in connection with the Ganesh Immersion Procession."
The police have marked several procession routes to be avoided by commuters.
As far as Hyderabad is concerned, the police said, "The main procession starts from Keshavagiri and passes through Aliabad, Nagulchinta, Charminar, Madina, Afzalgunj, MJ Market, Abids, Basheerbagh, Liberty, Upper Tank Bund and NTR Marg."
Meanwhile, the procession from Secunderabad area will pass through RP Road, MG Road, Karbala Maidan, Kawadiguda, Musheerabad X Road, RTC X Road, Narayanaguda X Road, Himayathnagar ‘Y’ Junction and Liberty, where it will join the Hyderabad procession.
The police also said that another stream would travel via Uppal, Ramanthapur, Amberpet, NCC at OU, Durga Bai Deshmukh Hospital and join the Secunderabad procession at RTC X Roads.
"No traffic other than the idols’ procession will be allowed to move on the main procession route between 9 am on September 5, and 8 am on September 6. The traffic restrictions will be extended if the situation so demands," a press release by the police said.
"Commuters are advised to use the Ring Road and Begumpet area to avoid diversions. All the side roads leading to the main procession route will be barricaded," the press release added.
The police have also said that there will be several diversion points.
In the south of the city, the points include Keshavagiri, Mahaboobnagar X Roads, Engine Bowli, Nagul Chintha, Himmathpura, Hari Bowli, Asra Hopsital, Mogulpura, Lakkad Kote, Madina X Road, MJ Bridge, Dar Ul Shifa X Roads and City College.
In the east, the traffic will be diverted at Chanchalguda Jail X Roads, Moosarambagh, Chaderghat Bridge, Salarjung Bridge (Shivaji Bridge), Afzalgunj, Troop Bazar, Jambagh X Roads and Andhra Bank in Koti.
The west side of the city will see diversions at Tope Khana Mosque, Alaska Hotel Junction, Osmangunj, Sanker Bagh and Seena Hotel, Ajantha Gate near Exhibition Grounds, Abkari Lane, Taj Island, Barthan Bazar, AR Petrol Pump at KLK Building.
Traffic in the centre of the city, will be diverted at Chappel Road, Gadwal Centre, Shalimar Theatre, Gun foundry, Skyline Road Entry, Domalguda, Liberty Junction, Iqbal Minar, Ravindra Bharathi, Khairatabad Junction, Viceroy Hotel junction, Kawadiguda Junction, Musheeerabad X road, RTC X road, Lower Tank Bund, and Indira Park Junction.
The north side of Hyderabad, including Secunderabad, will also witness traffic diversions, as traffic will not be allowed to enter the Necklace Road and Upper Tank Bund from Karbala Maidan, Buddha Bhavan, Sailing Club and Nallagutta Junction.
Instead, the traffic will be diverted to YMCA, Paradise X Roads, Patny X Roads, Bata X Roads, Adavaiah X Roads and Ghans Mandi X Roads.
The police have also issued instructions for parking places around the immersion points for onlookers. It has also charted a route for the entry and exit of trucks, carrying the idols.
Restrictions have also been imposed on the movement of traffic buses in the city.
According to reports, police have setup three helpline numbers - 040-27852482, 9490598985 901020362.