Printed: Printed Date – 10:50 PM, Solar – 3 July 22
Hyderabad: Sunday night turned out to be fairly a testing finish to the weekend with those that ventured out going through extreme inconvenience in view of the visitors restrictions imposed forward of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public assembly at Parade Grounds.
To facilitate the gathering, the Site visitors Police imposed restrictions between 2 pm and 10 pm, with restrictions being in place on a number of roads proper from the HICC in Madhapur to Secunderabad Parade Grounds and environment with a number of VVIPs taking the route to succeed in the assembly venue. Besides these going to the assembly, most people weren’t allowed to make use of the route.
The visitors police additionally closed the route between Tivoli crossroads and Plaza crossroads for the general public and suggested motorists to keep away from roads in a 3 kilometre radius of Parade Grounds.
The ever busy MG Street, RP Street and SD Street in Secunderabad have been completely out of bounds for normal visitors from afternoon. Residents staying in colonies across the Parade Grounds have been the worst affected with the police barricading their colony roads. These staying at Prashanthnagar, Prakashnagar, Begumpet, Rasoolpura, Sindhi colony and different areas additionally confronted issues.
“Folks actually parked their automobiles in a haphazard method in colonies additionally. Site visitors police authorities have been of little assist,” complained Yeshwanth, a resident of Rasoolpura.
Site visitors slowdowns have been witnessed close to the Secunderabad railway station, Jubilee Bus Station, Tank Bund, Khairatabad, Greenlands and different different routes too.
Passengers sure for the Secunderabad Railway Station from Punjagutta, Ameerpet and different western areas of the town discovered it robust to succeed in the station. “Not solely did we’ve to shell out more cash, however it took round two hours for us to go from MS Maktha to Secunderabad railway station,” complained Gopal Rao, who needed to catch a prepare to Visakhapatnam.
TSRTC buses have been additionally diverted. “The journey distance elevated and we have been pressured to take a seat within the bus for an extended time. Some buses have been terminated at Punjagutta and Secunderabad because the alternate route was very lengthy and there have been visitors slowdowns at a number of locations,” complained a passenger.
The visitors police stated round 1,000 visitors and legislation & order policemen have been deployed to streamline visitors. “There have been points in some locations as a consequence of varied causes. Well timed reinforcements of visitors policemen to the affected areas helped to a significant extent,” a senior visitors police official stated.