Traffic Route Plan For Shab-e-Me’raj Notified

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Srinagar: Traffic Police City on Wednesday notified a route plan and parking slots for the Shab-e-Me’raj celebrations at Hazratbal Mosque in Srinagar on March 12 and 19, as a huge rush of devotees is expected to throng the Mosque.

A communiqué informed that vehicles coming from North Kashmir carrying devotees after reaching Shalteng shall adopt the following route to reach Hazratbal, Shrine.

Shaltang – Parimpora – Qamarwari – Cement Bridge – Noorbagh –Sekidafar – Eidgah – Alimasjid – Sazgaripora – Hawal – Alamgari Bazar – Mill stop – Molvi stop (Lal Bazaar) – Botshah Mohallah –Kanitar– University parking at Sadrabal side.

Vehicles carrying devotees coming from South Kashmir after reaching Pantha Chowk shall adopt the following route to reach Hazratbal, Shrine.

Panthachowk – Stone quarry(Athawajan) – Batwara – Sonwar Bazar– Ram Munshi Bagh- – Gupkar – Grand Palace – Zetiyar Ghat – Nishat –Foreshore road – Habbak crossing – University parking at Naseembagh, the communiqué said.

As for the vehicles carrying devotees coming from Budgam and adjoining areas, they have been asked to adopt the Hyderpora – Tengpora – Bemina bye pass – Bemina crossing route till Qamarwari from where they will travel as per the route plan framed for vehicles coming from north Kashmir.

Vehicles coming from Lal Chowk – SRTC crossing – Ikhwan Chowk – Khanyar Chowk- Bohri Kadal – Rajouri Kadal – Gojwari Chowk – Hawal – Alamgari Bazar –Mill stop – Molvi Stop (Lal Bazaar) – Botshah Mohallah – Kanitar -University Parking at Sadrabal.

Those coming from central Kashmir’s Ganderbal have been asked to adopt the Nagbal – Zakoora – Habbak – University parking at Habbak.

As for the return route plans, north Kashmir bound vehicles on return from Hazratbal Shrine shall adopt the following routes:

Sir Syed parking – Ashaibagh crossing – Rainawari – Khanyar –Nowpora – Dalgate – M A Road – Budshah Bridge – Jehangir Chowk flyover – Batmaloo –Mominabad- Tengpora – Bemina byepass –Parimpora – Shalteng and onwards.

Likewise, south Kashmir bound vehicles on return from Hazratbal Shrine shall adopt the route plan of Naseembagh parking – Habbak crossing – Foreshore road – Nishat –Zethiyar ghat – Gupkar – Ram Munshibagh – Sonwar Bazar –Panthachowk and onwards.

Vehicles bound for central Kashmir areas on return from Hazratbal Shrine have been asked to adopt the following routes.

For Budgam:

NIT – Ashaibagh crossing – Rainawari – Khanyar – Nowpora –Dalgate – Golf Crossing – Radio Kashmir – Abdullah Bridge – Hatric– Convent crossing – police Station Rajbagh – Jawahar Nagar chowk –Jawahar Nagar bund – Rambagh – Barzullah bridge – Sadder –Hyderpora – onwards.

For Ganderbal:

Naseembagh parking – Habbak – Zakoora – Nagbal and onwards.

For Lal Chowk:

NIT parking – Ashaibagh crossing – Rainwari – Khanyar – Nowpora Bridge – Khayam Chowk – Dalgate – MA road – Lal Chowk.

The Traffic Police communiqué said elaborate parking arrangements have been made at available locations around the Hazratbal Shrine.

NIT parking shall be utilized for vehicles generated locally from Rainawari to Hazratbal Shine while Auqaaf land Parking shall be restricted for official vehicles only, it said.

Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Cancels Aali Masjid Congregation

Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar Wednesday said that due to continued house detention of the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference Umar Farooq, the decades old tradition of Majlis  Waaz-o-Tableegh at historic Aali Masjid on the occasion of Meraj-un-Nabi (SAW) will not be able to take place tomorrow. So the congregation stands cancelled.

Anjuman termed it extremely unfortunate and regrettable that as the house arrest of Mirwaiz continues, religious congregations and majalis are not able to take place which causes great pain and anguish to the Muslims of Kashmir and is a violation of their rights.

Anjuman added that the restrictions on its chairman have been further tightened, since last Friday.

Anjuman asked the authorities that in view of the strong public demand, Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir should  be released and allowed to lead the coming Friday prayers so that he  fulfill his responsibilities of Qaal Allah Wa Qaala Rasool (SAW).

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