Hyderabad: The Hyderabad police have denied permission to the Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi for a proposed "Maha Deeksha" at Indira Park in support of the protesting TSRTC employees. The Indira Park Road will remain closed for vehicular traffic from 8 am to 6 pm, the police said.
Despite the denial in permission, sources said, the police anticipate MRPS activists to gather at the spot which could cause law and order problems, choke roads in and around Indira Park. The traffic curbs have been imposed to avoid inconvenience to the general public, they said.
The police have also advised citizens to avoid the routes and instead, take alternate routes suggested by them.
Traffic from RTC X roads towards Indira Park should take left or right turn at Ashok Nagar X roads. Traffic coming from Telugu Talli flyover should move straight on the Lower Tank Bund Road and avoid taking a right turn towards Indira Park.
Traffic coming from Vaartha Lane should take the LIC Lane at Banda Maisamma Cross roads, while vehicles coming from Domalguda should take Street Nos 5 & 6 of Himayathnagar.
JAC leaders taken into custody for protesting in support of TSRTC employees
Tension prevailed at LB Nagar after TSRTC JAC co-convener Raji Reddy who went on indefinite hunger strike and several other striking women conductors were taken in custody by the police.
Smarter from the near-violent Million March experience in Hyderabad a week ago, the once bitten, twice shy police have upped the security apparatus at almost all corners of the State, including here, in response to the bus roko call given by TSRTC employee unions on Saturday.
Prohibitory orders have been clamped at all bus depots in the State, covering a radius of 500 metres near every depot.
However, with the employees remaining adamant about going ahead with the protests, several leaders have been rounded up in different parts of the State as a preventive measure.