SRINAGAR The traffic police Srinagar has issued a route advisory for devotees coming from different areas towards Ziyarat Dargah Sharief Hazratbal for the celebrations of Jumat-ul-Vida falling on 31 May and Shab-e-Qadr on June 1.
North Kashmir: Vehicles coming from North Kashmir carrying devotees after reaching Shalteng have been asked to adopt Shalteng Parimpora Qamarwari Cement Bridge Noorbagh Sekidafar Eidgah Aalimasjid Sazgaripora Hawal Alamgari Bazar Mill Stop Molvi Stop (Lal Bazaar) Botshah Mohallah Kanitar route and enter University Parking from Sir Syed Gate.
South Kashmir: Vehicles carrying devotees (Zayireen) from South Kashmir after reaching Pantha Chowk are advised to adopt Panthachowk Stone Quarry (Athawajan) Batwara Sonwar Bazar Ram Munshi Bagh Gupkar Grand Palace Zethiyar Ghat Nishat Foreshore Road Habak Crossing route to enter Naseem Bagh Parking.
Vehicles carrying devotees (zayireen) coming from Budgam and adjoining areas advised to adopt Hyderpora Tengpora Bemina Bye Pass Bemina Crossing Qamarwari Cement Bridge Noorbagh Sekidafar Eidgah Aalimasjid Sazgaripora Hawal Alamgari Bazar Mill Stop Molvi Stop (Lal Bazaar) Botshah Mohallah Kanitar to enter NIT parking.
Vehicles from Lalchowk will adopt the Lal Chowk SRTC Crossing Ikhwan ChowkKhanyar Chowk Bohri Kadal Rajouri Kadal Gojwari Chowk Hawal Alamgari Bazar Mill Stop Molvi Stop (Lal Bazaar) Botshah Mohallah Kanitar route to enter NIT Parking.
From Ganderbal the vehicles are asked to drive through Nagbal Zakoora Habbak to enter Naseem Bagh Parking
Northbound vehicles on return from Hazratbal Shrine shall adopt the route from Sir Syed Parking Ashahibgh Crossing Rainawari Khanyar Nowpora Dalgate M A Road Budshah Bridge Jehangir Chowk Flyover Batmaloo Moominabad- Tangpora Bemina Byepass Parimpora Shalteng onwards.
South Kashmir bound vehicles on return from Hazratbal Shrine shall adopt the route from Naseem Bagh Parking passing through Habbak Crossing Foreshore Road Nishat Zethiyar Ghat Gupkar Ram Munshi Bagh Sonwar Bazar Pantha Chowk onwards.
Vehicles bound for central Kashmir areas on return from Hazratbal Shrine shall adopt the following routes:
NIT Aishahi Bagh Crossing Rainawari Khanyar Nowpora Dalgate Golf Crossing Radio Kashmir Abdullah Bridge Hatric Convent Crossing P/S Rajbagh Jawhar Nagar Chowk Jawhar Nagar Bund- Ram Bagh Barzullah Bridge Sadder Hyderpora onwards.
Naseem Bagh Parking Habbak Zakoora Nagbal and onwards.
NIT Parking Ashahi Bagh Crossing Rainwari Khanyar Nowpora Bridge Khayam Chowk Dalgate M A Road Lal Chowk.
Elaborate parking arrangements have been made at available locations around the Hazratbal Shrine:
The vehicles coming from North Kashmir can park inside University Campus near Sir Syed Gate side.
The vehicles coming from South Kashmir are advised to park inside Naseem Bagh University Campus through Budshah Gate on Habbak side.
The vehicles coming from Central Kashmir are advised to park inside NIT Campus Hazaratbal.
The general public has been requested to follow the route plan and park their vehicles only at the identified parking places.
The traffic department has appealed the devotees to drive through the prescribed route only, board/de-board buses at designated bus stops, Park vehicles at earmarked spaces only, accommodate co-devotees en-route Holy Shrine, drive with patience and follow lane driving and avoid road rage.