Srinagar: In connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) celebrations, falling on December 1 with Friday following on December 8, 2017, the Traffic Police department Monday issued a route plan to ferry devotees from various areas of the Valley to Dargah Hazratbal Srinagar and back.
According to SSP Traffic City Srinagar, elaborate arrangements have been made for the devotees to ensure their hassle free and safe travel from their localities to the Hazratbal.
He said the vehicles from North Kashmir carrying devotees after reaching Shalteng shall adopt Shalteng – Parimpora – Bemina Bye Pass – Bemina Crossing – Qamarwari – Cement Bridge – Noorbagh – Sekidafar – Eidgah – Alimasjid – Sazgaripora – Hawal – Alamgari Bazar – Mill Stop – Molvi Stop (Lal Bazaar) – Botshah Mohallah – Kanitar – University Parking From Sir Syed Gate route.
While as vehicles carrying devotees from South Kashmir after reaching Panthachowk shall adopt Panthachowk – Stone Quarry(Athawajan) – Batwara – Sonwar Bazar – Ram Munshi Bagh- – Gupkar – Grand Palace – Zethiyar Ghat – Nishat – Foreshore Road – Habak Crossing – Naseembagh parking.
Similarly, vehicles carrying devotees from Budgam and its adjoining areas shall adopt Hyderpora – Tangpora – Bemina Bye Pass – Bemina Crossing – Qamarwari – Cement Bridge – Noorbagh – Sekidafar – Eidgah – Alimasjid – Sazgaripora – Hawal – Alamgari Bazar – Mill Stop – Molvi Stop (Lal Bazaar) – Botshah Mohallah – Kanitar – NIT plan.
For vehicles from Lal Chowk to Dargah Hazratbal: Lal Chowk – SRTC Bridge – Ikhwan Crossing – Police Station Khanyar – Bhori Kadal – Rajouri Kadal – Gojwari Chowk – Hawal – Alamgari Bazar – Mill Stop – Molvi Stop (Lal Bazaar) – Botshah Mohallah – Kanitar – NIT parking shall be the route plan.
While as vehicles from Ganderbal shall adopt Nagbal – Zakoora – Habbak – Naseembagh parking plan.
On return Northbound vehicles shall take Sir Syed Parking – Aishahibgh Crossing – Rainawari – Khanyar – Nowpora – Dalgate – M.A Road – Budshah Bridge – Over Flyover – Batmaloo – Tangpora – Bemina Byepass – Parimpora – Shaltang – and onwards route.
South Kashmir bound vehicles shall take Naseembagh Parking – Habbak Crossing – Foreshore Road – Nishat – Zethiyar Ghat – Gupkar – Ram Munshibagh – Sonwar Bazar – Panthachowk – onwards route.
Budgam bound vehicles shall take NIT – Aishahibagh Crossing – Rainawari – Khanyar – Nowpora – Dalgate – Golf Crossing – Radio Kashmir – Abdullah Bridge – Hatric – Convent Crossing – P/S Rajbagh – Jawharnagar Chowk – Jawharnagar Bund – Rambagh – Barzullah Bridge – Sadder – Hyderpora – onwards route.
Ganderbal bound vehicles shall take Naseembagh Parking – Habbak – Zakoora – Nagbal and onwards route.
Similarly, Lal Chowk bound vehicles shall follow NIT parking – Aishahibagh Crossing – Rainwari – Khanyar – Nowpora Bridge – Khayam Chowk – Dalgate – M.A Road – Lalchowk route plan.
The SSP said that inside University Campus from Sir Syed Gate side shall be the designated parking place for North Bound vehicles. While as, For South Bound vehicles inside NaseemBagh University Campus through Budshah gate side from Habbak Side shall be the parking place. However, inside National Institute of Technology (NIT) Campus Hazratbal shall be the designated place for Central Bound vehicles.
The Traffic police have appealed devotees to follow the plan in letter and spirit and drive through prescribed route and board/de-board buses at designated bus stops, besides park vehicles at earmarked spaces only.