New Year traffic advisory: Check out these routes before commuting in Greater Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Cyberabad, and Rachakonda Commissionerates have issued traffic advisories in view of New Year celebrations in the city.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  31 Dec 2021 5:46 AM GMT
New Year traffic advisory: Check out these routes before commuting in Greater Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Cyberabad, and Rachakonda Commissionerates have issued traffic advisories in view of New Year celebrations in the city.

According to the advisory issued by the Hyderabad Commissioner of Police, vehicular traffic will not be allowed on the NTR Marg, Necklace Road, and Upper Tankbund from 10 pm to 2 am on the intervening night of December 31, 2021, and January 1, 2022. The public has to follow alternate routes:

1) Vehicular traffic coming from the V.V. Statue towards Necklace Road and NTR Marg will be diverted at the V.V. Statue towards Khairatabad and Rajbhavan Road.

2) Vehicular traffic coming from BRK Bhavan towards NTR Marg will be diverted at Telugu Tally Junction towards Iqbal Minar, Lakadikapul, Ayodhya.

3) Vehicular traffic coming from Liberty Jn. will not be allowed towards Upper Tankbund, hence commuters should take left at Ambedkar statue, Telugu Talli, Iqbal Minar, Ravindra Bharathi, and other alternate roads.

4) Vehicular traffic coming from Khairatabad Market to go towards Necklace Rotary will be diverted at Khairatabad (Bada Ganesh) towards Sensation Theater, Rajdoot lane, Lakdikapul.

5) The Mint compound lane adjacent to Secretariat will be closed for general vehicular traffic.

6) Vehicular traffic coming from Nallagutta Railway Bridge will not be allowed towards Sanjeevaiah Park and Necklace Road and will be diverted towards Karbala Maidan or Ministers Road.

7) Vehicular traffic coming from Secunderabad will be diverted at the Sailing Club towards Kavadiguda X Roads, Lower Tankbund, Kattamaisamma Temple, left turn & Ashok Nagar, RTC X Roads.

Cyberabad

Outer Ring Raod and all the flyovers will be closed on the intervening night of December 31, 2021, and January 1, 2022.

Closure of roads:

- The Nehru Outer Ring Road will be closed for light motor vehicles except the vehicles bound towards the Airport from 10 pm to 5 am.

- The PVNR Express Way will be closed for vehicles except for the vehicles bound towards the Airport from 10 pm to 5 am.

The following flyovers will be totally closed for all vehicular and pedestrian movement from 11 pm to 5 am:

1. Cyber towers flyover,

2. Gachibowli flyover,

3. Bio-diversity flyovers 1 & 2,

4. Mind space flyover,

5. Forum Mall-JNTU Flyover,

6. Road No.45 flyover and Durgam Cheruvu Bridge

7. Babu Jagjivan Ram flyover (Balanagar).

The public is requested to make their travel plans accordingly and cooperate with the Traffic Police on duty.

For Cabs/taxi/auto rickshaw operators (contract carriages):

- The drivers/operators of cabs/taxi/auto rickshaws shall be in proper uniform and carry all their documents.

- Shall NOT refuse ride on hire to any public. It is a violation of Section 178 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. A penalty of Rs. 500/- will be imposed in the form of an e-challan on such refusal to ply. The public may send such complaints to us on WhatsApp 9490617346 with details of a vehicle, time, place, etc.

- Shall not misbehave with the public or demand excess fares.

Establishments

Any bar/pub/club etc., knowingly or negligently allowing their customers/associates to drive under the influence of alcohol after consuming alcohol in their premises will be dealt with strictly as per law and the concerned management will be prosecuted for abetting the crime.

They shall strictly educate their customers/associates on the consequences of drunk driving and also shall make alternative arrangements for travel. They shall stop drunk persons from driving a vehicle from their premises.

General Public

- Extensive checks for Drunk Driving would be held across all the roads in Cyberabad limits.

- The vehicles will be taken for temporary safe custody on non-production of documents.

- It is the duty of the vehicle drivers to Stop and show the documents and also obey the instructions of Traffic Police on public roads as per law. Any obstruction to the duties of Traffic Police may lead to action as per law separately.

- Minor driving or driving without a valid Driving License will lead to the detention of the vehicle and the owner and driver both will be prosecuted in the court of law.

- On such seizure of the vehicles, the citizens shall have to make their own arrangements for further travel.

- Usage of high-decibel sound/music systems in the vehicles is prohibited and vehicles will be detained and sent to RTO for further action.

- Driving vehicles without number plates will also lead to the detention of vehicles and such vehicles will also be sent to RTO.

- Overcrowding in vehicles/traveling on top of vehicles/creating nuisance in public places will also lead to strict action as per law.

- Traffic Police will be booking appropriate cases against rash driving, overspeeding, excessive honking, dangerous driving, triple/multiple riding, etc.

- Public shall exercise caution, self-responsibility while driving on public roads and travel safely.

Consequences of drunk driving:

- The DD cases u/s 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 will be booked against each one of the drunk drivers and all of them would be sent to Court in due time.

- A penalty of Rs. 10000 and/or imprisonment of up to 6 months for the first offence and a penalty of Rs. 15000 and/or imprisonment of up to 2 years for a second or subsequent offence.

- Also, all their driving licenses will be seized and sent to concerned RTOs for suspension as per section 19 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

- For the first offence, the DL will be suspended for 3 months, and for second and subsequent offences, the DL will be revoked permanently making the person ineligible to drive in India.

- Further, if any person commits a road accident and causes the death of anybody by driving under the influence of alcohol criminal case will be booked U/s 304 part-II of IPC (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and arrested and sent to jail. On conviction, such persons will be punished with imprisonment of up to 10 years.

Rachakonda

Rachakonda Traffic Police have said that New Year events and celebrations are restricted in hotels, bars, pubs, and other public places under Rachakonda limits, advising the public to restrict their movement. As per their traffic advisory:

ORR will be kept closed for Light Motor Vehicles and Passenger Vehicles from 11 pm on December 31 to 5 am on January 1 in view of the safety of road users. Medium and Heavy Goods Vehicles will be allowed, however.

Bonafide passengers traveling to the Airport on light motor vehicles will be allowed on ORR subject to production of tickets.

Kamineni Flyover, LB Nagar Flyover, LB Nagar Underpass, Chinthalkunta underpass, and Sagar Ring Road Flyover one side from L.B.Nagar to Manda Mallamma will be kept closed for Light Motor Vehicles, Two-wheelers, and Passenger Vehicles from 10 pm on December 31 to 5 am on January 1, 2022, in view of safety of road users, while Sagar Ring road flyover from Manda Mallamma to LB Nagar side will be opened, as there was another flyover work is under progress. Medium and heavy goods vehicles will be allowed.

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