SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 22: In view of the ensuing Eid-ul-Azha, a large number of vehicles are expected to throng the city hub at Lal Chowk. The traffic police has made elaborate arrangements to discourage traffic gridlocks along Residency Road and M.A Road stretches, which otherwise cause inconvenience to the commoners as the whole area gets converted into a shopper’s paradise leaving least space for vehicles to move.
SSP Traffic Police, Srinagar, Abdul Waheed Shah during a press conference said that a new strategy has been devised for the convenience of general masses. The route plan envisages that during the festivities, no vehicular traffic shall be allowed to ply on Residency Road from Radio Kashmir to Hari Singh High Street from 21st September till Eid-ul-Azha. As per the new route plan, all Lal Chowk bound commercial vehicles approaching from Soura, Hazratbal and Harwan shall adopt the following routes after converging at Badyari Chowk.
M.A Bridge- M.A road-Budshah Bridge; At Budshah bridge all vehicles shall take U-turn immediately below the Flyover and shall proceed back along Budshah bridge- Maisuma- Madina Chowk-Exchange Road- Barbarshah-Baba Dharam Dass temple.
At Baba Dharam Dass temple, vehicles bound for Soura and on onwards shall take a left turn towards Babademb and onwards. At Baba Dharam Dass temple the vehicles bound for Hazratbal shall adopt Khonakhan- Khanyar route for onward journey. At Baba Dharam Dass temple the vehicles bound for Nishat, Harwan shall follow Khonakhan- Badyari Chowk route for onward journey. All Lal Chowk bound commercial vehicles approaching from Pampore, Pantha Chowk, Batawara shall adopt the following route after reaching at Sonwar.
Sonwar-Radio Kashmir-TRC-Golf Crossing-M.A road-Budshah bridge and shall take Fly-over route to reach Batamaloo and on return shall adopt Fire-Service-Flyover- Budshah bridge- Maisuma-Madina Chowk-Exchange Road-Barbarshah- Baba Dharam Dass temple-SRTC Crossing-Dalgate-Syed Sahib Sonwar and shall proceed onwards.
All Batmalloo bound vehicles coming from Budgam, Rangreth, Humhama, Chadoora, Kralpora, Natipora, Sanatnagar, Rawalpora etc. shall after reaching Sherghari shall adopt Exhibition-Secretariat road to reach Batmalloo and on return they shall follow Reckchowk, P/S Sharegari-Iqbal Park-Bakshi Stadium, L.D Hospital, Lal Mandi, Jawahar Nagar, Jawahar Nagar Bund-Rambagh bridge and onwards.