The Bengaluru Traffic Police has issued a traffic diversion notice for Friday on account of Ganesha immersion processions. In a statement, the police said these diversions are necessary as about 100 idols will be immersed in the Ulsoor Lake accompanying large processions starting from Thanisandra-Nagawara Main Road.
Police have advised the public to avoid the Thanisandra-Nagawara Main Road--Periyar circle- Pottery Road--MM Road--Sindhi Colony--Assay Roads leading to Ulsoor Lake.
To avoid inconvenience, traffic from Thanisandra to Nagawara Main road traffic will be diverted at Nagawara Junction towards Hennur junction and passed through Lingarajapura â€” Davis road to Shivajinagar.
Police officials said traffic policemen on the ground will implement these diversions depending on the real-time situation of the traffic and there wonâ€™t be any blanket diversions.
After the processions cross Narendra Tent, traffic coming from Nagawara towards KG Hally will be diverted near Narendra Tent towards Siddappa Reddy Circle, Lingarajapura- Davis Road and Shivajinagar.
Similarly, when processions will reach Nagawara Road, traffic coming from Nethaji Road towards Tannery Road will be diverted at Nethaji Circle towards MM Road- Mosque Road and to Davis road and Lingarajapura-Banasawadi.
Police said there will be increased checks on roadside parking as well.
Immersion of idol for this yearâ€™s Ganesh Chaturthi held on September 2 had started from Tuesday itself.
Ahead of the festival, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) had run a massive awareness campaign to prohibit the use of Plaster of Paris (PoP) idols. Buyers and traders of the banned item were fined as well. This had resulted in a reduction of PoP with only 1654 idols of PoP out of 1,91,247 idols found immersed in the cityâ€™s lakes. Other than 25 lakes in the city, the BBMP had also readied mobile immersion tanks in each ward while the KSPCB ran 12 such tanks across the city.