As Hyderabad gets ready to host the Global Entrepreneurial Summit (GES) and inauguration of the Metro Rail by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 28, the city will witness a flurry of VIP activity and several traffic restrictions.
Several schools in the city have declared a holiday to ease traffic congestion, while some techies who work in the city's Cyberabad area, have been asked to work from home.
According to reports, schools like Phoenix Greens International School, Euro School, Silver Oaks, Meridian and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavanâ€™s School, Jubilee Hills High School have declared holidays.
Residents of Hyderabad who have a flight to catch, have also been asked to leave well in advance, as traffic congestion could delay them.
â€śAs per the rules, domestic air passengers should report two hours before the time of departure, and international passengers should report three hours before. To avoid any inconvenience, air passengers should be there three to five hours before their flights,â€ť officials were quoted as saying.
In a press release, the Commissioner of Hyderabad Police requested the public to co-operate with Traffic Police by using certain routes only if it was an emergency situation, as there would be frequent blocks due to the VVIP movements.
"Traffic proceeding from Miyapur towards Kondapur and Kothaguda should take diversion through Chandanagar, Nallagandla flyover, Gulmohar Park Junction, Hyderabad Central University, via Gachibowli," the police said.
Meanwhile, traffic proceeding to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport from Miyapur will be made to take a diversion through Chandanagar, Patancheru and Outer Ring Road (ORR) towards RGIA.
"Traffic leaving from Mathrusri Nagar should take diversion via Sheela Park Pride to Manjeera road, while Traffic coming from Patancheru, ICRISAT Beeramguda, RC Puram, Ashok Nagar and BHEL towards Kukatpally, should take diversion via BHEL Rotary, Nallagandla flyover, Gulmohar Park Junction, Hyderabad Central University, Mehidipatnam to Hyderabad," the police added.
Stating that traffic (coming from Zaheerabad, Narayankhed, Sangareddy towards Kukatpally and Hyderabad should take diversion through Muttangi near ORR.
The above restrictions shall be in force between 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, in view of the inauguration of the HMR, the police said.
Meanwhile, all the delegates after the GES inauguration will leave towards Hyderabad from HICC, Madhapur at 7:00 pm.
"In view of this, all the commuters going from and towards Kothaguda, Botanical Garden, Gachibowli and ORR are advised to take alternate routes between 6 pm and 8 pm. Gachibowli flyover will however be kept open throughout. The staff working in IT corridor are advised to make a note of this and make alternative arrangements," the police added.