To Manage Gridlocks In City, Traffic Deptt Issues Route Plan

Srinagar – Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, Srinagar city often cam standstill when people start thronging the city nerve centre, Lal Chowk for shopping, resulting in traffic snarls, theTraffic Police Mondays came up with an elaborate arrangements to discourage traffic gridlocks along Residency Road and M A Road stretches which otherwise puts the common man to a lot of inconvenience as the whole area gets converted into a shopper’s paradise. 

VEHICLE FREE ZONE:

No commercial traffic (PSV-407, Sumos etc) shall be allowed to ply on Residency Road from Radio Kashmir to Hari Singh High Street on one side and along Moulana Azad Road from SRTC Crossing to Jehangir Chowk on the other side except Emergency and on duty Vehicles. Restrictions shall remain in force on 24th, 25th & 26th of October, 2012.

DIVERSIONS:

All commercial vehicles coming from North and North-East of City Srinagar towards Lal Chowk shall take route along KohnaKhan – Dalgate – Ziyarat Syed Sahib Sonwar – Ram Munshi Bagh -Radio Kashmir – Rajbagh – Lal Mandi – LD and on return shall take Bakshi Stadium -Exhibition – Old Secretariat – Tankipora – Habba Kadal – Barbar Shah – Baba Dharam Das route. At Baba Dharam Das, vehicles bound for Hazratbal and Soura shall take left turn and vehicles bound for Nishat, Shalimar shall proceed towards Kohnakhan Dalgate – Badyari Chowk and onwards.

All commercial vehicles coming from West and North-West of City Srinagar towards Dalgate and Boulevard shall take route along Batmaloo – Karan Nagar – Shutra Shahi -Tankipora –Habba Kadal – Barbar Shah-Baba Dharam Das – Kohnakhan Dalgate and on return shall take Dalgate – Ziyarat Syed Sahib Sonwar – Ram Munshi Bagh – Radio Kashmir – Rajbagh – Lal Mandi – LD – Bakshi Stadium and onwards.

All commercial vehicles coming from Pampore towards Lal Chowk shall adopt route along Batwara – Highland Motors – Radio Kashmir – Rajbagh – Lal Mandi – L.D and on return shall adopt route along Bakshi Stadium – Exhibition – Old Secretariat – Tankipora – Habba Kadal – Barbarshah – Baba Dharam Das – SRTC Crossing – Golf Crossing – Dalgate – Sonwar and onwards.

All shopkeepers/business establishments of Lal Chowk area shall park their vehicles before lOOO-hours at authorized and designated parking places, i.e, for residency road, parking slots at Poloview Parking, Press Colony and Sangermal Shopping Complex shall be used, for Lal Chowk, Sheikh Bagh and Old KMD Adda parking yards, for HSHS and Jehangir Chowk, parking slots are available at Khalisa High School, Municipal Shopping Complex opposite Kashmir Haat, Space between Indoor & Bakshi Stadium. 

Visitors to Lal Chowk shall park their vehicles at TRC Grounds, SRTC Yard, TRC Compound and Sheri Kashmir Cricket Stadium. Besides this visitors can also park their vehicles on special parking spaces marked with two yellow/single yellow lines (created by Traffic police City Srinagar) in Residency Road, Lal Chowk and Hari Singh High Street.

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