“All citizens are requested to take alternate routes to their destinations and co-operate with the Traffic Police," an advisory stated.

Massive traffic curbs in Hyderabad as city gets ready for Bonalu President and VP visitImage: Wikimedia Commons/Indi_Samarajiva
news Traffic Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 08:33

Commuters in Hyderabad may have a harrowing time travelling from one place to another as the city police has implemented massive traffic restrictions on Sunday and Monday, taking into consideration the Bonalu festival and the visit of the President and Vice-President.

In order to facilitate the proper control and regulation of traffic in connection with the Bonalu festival celebrations on August 5 and August 6 at Mahankali Temple in Amberpet, the traffic police said that on the first day, “All district buses coming from Uppal towards Amberpet will be diverted at Uppal X road via Habsiguda - Tarnaka – Adikmet – Vidya Nagar – Fever Hospital – A Y Mandali – Tourist Hotel Junction – Nimboliadda – Chaderghat and CBS.”

They will also have to return via the same route.

“City buses coming from Uppal to Amberpet will be diverted at Gandhi Statue towards C.P.L. Amberpet – Saldhana Gate – Amberpet T Junction – Road No. 6 and the return route will be the same,” the police said.

On August 6, more restrictions will be put in place as “city and district buses coming from Uppal towards Amberpet will be diverted at Uppal X roads towards Tarnaka - left turn- Adikmet, Kachiguda and Nimboliadda. The buses coming from Dilsukhnagar towards Amberpet will be diverted at Ali Café towards Zinda Tilismath road – Road No.6 – Tilak Nagar or Nimboliadda.” 

The police also said that buses coming from Nimboliadda will be diverted at Nimboliadda towards Tourist hotel, Fever Hospital, Vidya Nagar, Adikmet, Flyover, OU and Tarnaka.

Meanwhile, the general traffic coming from Uppal towards Amberpet will be diverted at Royal Juice Corner, towards Mallikarjuna Nagar – DD Colony and Syndicate Bank. The general traffic coming from Nimboliadda towards Amberpet will be diverted at Road no. 6, Amberpet towards Shivam road and Zinda Tilismath road.

“The commuters who intend to go towards Amberpet are advised to co-operate with traffic police and use above mentioned alternative routes designated for them to avoid congestion,” an advisory stated.

Meanwhile, restrictions will also be in place on August 5 and August 6 near Lower Tank Bund.

“The commuters intending to proceed to RTC X roads - Indira Park - Katta Maisamma Temple and Dr Ambedkar Statue will be diverted at RTC X Roads towards Chikkadpally, Narayanguda Y Junction – Liberty and Dr.Ambedkar Statue. The commuters intending to proceed to RTC X roads - Indira Park - Katta Maisamma Temple and Kavadiguda will be diverted at RTC X Roads towards Musheerabad and Kavadiguda,” the police said.

The police also said that commuters proceeding to Iqbal Minar – Telugu Talli Flyover – Kattamaisamma – RTC X Roads will be diverted at Iqbal Minar towards Telugu Talli – Dr Ambedkar Statue – Liberty – Narayanguda Y Junction – Chikkadpally and RTC X Roads while the commuters intending to proceed to Iqbal Minar – Telugu Talli Flyover – Kattamaisamma – Lower Tankbund – DBR Mills - Kavadiguda will be diverted at Iqbal Minar towards Telugu Talli and Upper Tankbund.

“All citizens are requested to take alternate routes to their destinations and to avoid the above routes during the specified timings and co-operate with the Traffic Police during the period of traffic diversion as above,” the advisory added.

Massive diversions in old city

In Hyderabad’s old city area, traffic restrictions will be in place around the areas of Charminar, Mirchowk, Falaknuma and Bahadurpura between 12 pm and 11 pm on Monday.

“The traffic coming from Chandrayangutta, Falaknuma will not be allowed towards Aliabad, while the traffic coming from Kandikal gate and Balagunj will not be allowed towards Lal Darwaza Temple road.

The traffic coming from Meer-ka-Daira and Moghalpura will not be allowed towards Haribowli while commuters from Bhavani Nagar, Mirjumla Talab and Moghalpura will not be allowed towards Charminar.

The police also said that all district buses from Telangana and Andhra will terminate at old CBS, Gowliguda Ram Mandir road, Darulshifa X Roads and Engine Bowli and will take alternate routes open to them.

Find the full list of restrictions in Old City below.

Restrictions for VP visit

Meanwhile, with Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu’s visit to the city, the traffic police have put further restrictions in place.

The police said that on Sunday, traffic restrictions will be in place all the way from the Begumpet airport to Road Number 12 in Banjara Hills, including areas such as HPS, Begumpet flyover, Greenlands junction, CM Camp Office, Panjagutta flyover, Srinagar Colony T Junction, KBR Park Junction and TRS Bhavan between 2 and 3 pm.

In the evening, the restrictions will be in place between 4 and 5 pm, between Banjara Hills and the CSIR in Uppal. This includes routes along the KBR part junction, Srinagar Colony T Junction, Nagarjuna Circle, Greenlands flyover, HPS, Rasoolpura, Begumpet, Plaza X Road, YMCA flyover, Sangeeth X road, Rail Nilayam, Mettuguda and Tarnaka.

Between 6 pm and 7 pm, traffic restrictions will be imposed along the same routes as the Vice President returns to his residence on Road Number 12 in Banjara Hills.

On Monday, traffic will be diverted or blocked from Banjara Hills to Begumpet Airport     between 6:45 and 7:30 am.

In a related development, there will be slight traffic restrictions due to the movement of President Ramnath Kovind, who arrived in the city on Saturday evening.

From 9.45am to 10.45am on Sunday, traffic will be diverted or stopped from Raj Bhavan to Rashtrapathi Nilayam, while traffic restrictions will be in place near the EME Helipad between 10:30 am and 11 am.

From 1:05 pm to 1:45 pm and 4:15 pm to 4:55 pm, traffic will be blocked or diverted between Begumpet airport and the Raj Bhavan as the President travels to and fro. 

 

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