Roads leading to Ulsoor Lake from the Outer Ring Road will be subject to these diversions.

Traffic advisory issued in Bengaluru on Friday for Ganesha idol processionsPTI
news Traffic Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 17:06

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 — 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 won’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 year’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 city’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.

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