Keeping in view the various proceedings that will be taken out in the city on the eve of the Jagannath Rath Yatra, the Hyderabad Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory for Saturday.
The police said that one procession starts at 4 pm at the Sri Jagannath Swamy Temple in General Bazar, Secunderabad, and will pass through Kandozi Bazar, MG Road, Ranigunj X Road, Ghasmandi X Road, Mahakali Street, Mahankali temple, Sukdev Jaju Shop and return to the temple. The procession is scheduled to conclude by 4 am on July 15.
At the Sri Jagannath Temple situated at Banjara Hills Road number 12, a procession will start at 9:00 am and conclude at Kanakadurga Temple, beside the ACP office.
As far as the Jagannath temple at Sitarambagh was concerned, the traffic police said that the procession would start at 5 pm and pass through the lanes surrounding the temple.
At the Sri Jagannath Mutt near Marwadi School at Shahinath gunj, the procession will begin at 4 pm and only move inside the temple at the Mutt's premises.
The area around NTR Stadium would witness major traffic diversions as the procession starts from the stadium and conclude at Public Gardens in Nampally after passing through RTC X Road, Chikkadpally, Narayanaguda, TTD Temple, Basheerbagh, Charmas, Bata, Abids PS and Nampally Station Road.
At Sultan Bazaar, the traffic police said that the procession would pass through HVS High School, Andhra Bank, SBR Crossroads, Royal Talkies and before it returned to the starting point.
At the Hanuman Temple besides Koti Women's College, the procession begins at 5 pm and passes through SBR crossroads, Badi Chowdi, Haridwar Hotel, TV Cafe and return to the starting point.
The police said that commuters were requested to take note of the diversions and avoid these routes if possible.
They also said that citizens could call the Traffic Control Room at 040-27852482 and the Traffic Helpline at 9010203626.
Meanwhile, Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma on Wednesday said that tight security arrangements will be made to ensure the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings in Puri would be conducted smoothly.
The nine-day festival starts on July 14 and it is expected that lakhs of devotees will congregate in the pilgrim town to witness the chariot festival.