City Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy, on Tuesday, announced restrictions and diversions to facilitate regulation of traffic during the Ganesh immersion procession on Thursday.

Procession routes: Main procession starts from Keshavagiri and passes through Aliabad - Nagulchinta – Charminar – Madina – Afzalgunj – M J Market – Abids –Basheerbagh – Liberty - and finally Upper Tank Bund and NTR Marg. Various other streams of the procession join the main procession at some junctions.

The procession from Secunderabad area passes through RP Road - MG Road - Karbala Maidan – Kavadiguda -Musheerabad X Road - RTC X Road – Narayanaguda X Road - Himayathnagar ‘Y’ Junction and joins the main procession at liberty.

Another stream that comes through Uppal, Ramanthapur, Amberpet and NCC gate joins the main stream at RTC X Roads.

The idols from the Western side join the procession at MJ Market and also at the Secretariat – Telugu Thalli statue.No traffic other than the idol procession will be allowed to move on the main procession route from 9 am on Thursday to 8 am the next day. The traffic restrictions will be extended if the situation so demands.

Traffic diversion points: Movements of vehicles other than those carrying Ganesh idol will be restricted and diverted at many points along the main procession route and at other points adjoining the routes of other tributary processions. Facility to cross from the west to east or vice versa is given at the Basheerbagh Junction only.

Commuters are advised to use the Ring Road and Begumpet area to avoid diversions.  All the side roads leading to the main procession route will be barricaded. The main traffic diversion points are:

Hyderabad south: Keshavagiri, Mahbubnagar X Roads, Engine Bowli, Nagul Chintha, Himmathpura, Hari Bowli, Asra Hopsital, Mogulpura, Lakkad Kote, Madina X Road, MJ Bridge, Dar Ul Shifa X Roads, City College.

Hyderabad east: Chanchalguda Jail X Roads, Moosarambagh, Chaderghat Bridge, Salarjung Bridge (Shivaji Bridge), Afzalgunj, Puthilibowli X Roads, Troop Bazar, Jambagh X Roads, Andhra Bank Koti.

Hyderabad west: Tope Khana Mosque, Alaska Hotel Junction, Osmangunj, Sanker Bagh and Seena Hotel, Ajantha Gate near Exhibition Grounds, Abkari Lane, Taj Island, Barthan Bazar, AR Petrol Pump at KLK Building.

Hyderabad central: Chapel Road Entry, Gadwal Centre at the GPO, Shalimar Theatre, Gunfoundry, Skyline Road Entry, Bharath Scouts and  Guides Junction in Domalguda, Kalanjali at Control Room, Liberty Junction, MCH Office Y junction, BRK Bhavan junction near Telugu Thalli Junction, Iqbal Minar, Ravindra Bharathi, Dwaraka Hotel Junction, Khairatabad Junction (Visweswaraiah Statue), Children’s Park, Viceroy Hotel junction, Kavadiguda Junction, Musheeerabad X road, RTC X road, Katta Maisamma Temple at Lower Tank Bund, Indira Park Junction.

Hyderabad north (Secunderabad): Traffic will not be allowed to enter the Necklace Road and Upper Tank Bund from Karbala Maidan, Buddha Bhavan, Sailing Club, Nallagutta Junction. The traffic will be diverted at various points from 6 am on Thursday to 8 am the next day.

Restrictions on inter-State / District lorries: Inter-State and Inter- district lorries are not allowed to enter the Hyderabad City on the intervening night of Thursday/Friday. Their movement will be terminated on the outskirts of the city during the final day of Ganesh immersion.

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