To facilitate smooth Ganesh immersion procession Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy said on Tuesday that “entire Necklace Road and surrounding areas leading up to parts of Secunderabad and other parts of city will be locked down. The main procession starts from Keshavagiri and passes through Aliabad, Nagulchinta, Charminar, Madina, Afzalgunj, MJ Market, Abids, Basheerbagh, Liberty, Tank Bund, NTR Marg. RTC buses will not be allowed beyond the following junctions towards Hussainsagar when the procession is in full swing.”
Passengers coming from or going to the Shamshabad airport or the railway stations in the city should avoid using Necklace Road, NTR Marg, Tank Bund and the main procession route from Ambedkar Statue to Falaknuma.
For guidance about traffic restrictions on the immersion day people can call at 040-27852482 9490 598 985 9010203626.
Traffic restrictions and diversions will be in place on Thursday from 9am till 8am on Friday.
Passengers travelling to Vijayawada and beyond from Hyderabad have to pay more towards bus fare due to the diversion of buses, which commenced on Wednesday.
The buses from Imlibun now take a 12-kilometre diversion to LB Nagar via Salar Jung Museum road, Aramgarh junction and Chandrayangutta.
RTC officials said they “would start charging passengers for the additional 12 km. It will not be more than Rs 10 per head.”
Hundreds of passengers who board RTC buses at Dilsukhnagar depot will be affected as the buses bound for Vijayawada and beyond will not touch stop there up to December 2016 due to the ongoing Metro Rail works.
They will have to travel to LB Nagar to board the buses. Buses returning to Hyderabad on the route will also bypass Dilsukhnagar.
Passengers heading to Nalgonda will be also affected. All buses from Nalgonda will stop at Dilsukhnagar depot. Buses to Warangal will take a diversion from Tarnaka to Vidyanagar, Kacheguda and Nimboliadda instead of the route from Ramanthapur to Amberpet and Che Number junction route.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI