Jumat-ul-Vida, Shab-e-Qadr commemoration: Traffic police issues advisory
Srinagar: The traffic police Srinagar today 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 2019 and Shab-e-Qadr on 1st June 2019.
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.
Central Kashmir: 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 Chowk–Khanyar 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
Return: 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:
Budgam: 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.
Ganderbal: Naseem Bagh Parking – Habbak – Zakoora – Nagbal and onwards.
Lalchowk: NIT Parking – Ashahi Bagh Crossing – Rainwari – Khanyar – Nowpora Bridge – Khayam Chowk – Dalgate – M A Road – Lal Chowk.
Parking Plan: 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.