Tank Bund weekend traffic plan: Check timings, diversions before commuting

Hyderabad traffic police have come up with a new plan to restrict vehicular movement on Tank Bund during weekends.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  26 Aug 2021 5:24 AM GMT
Tank Bund weekend traffic plan: Check timings, diversions before commuting

Hyderabad: Hyderabad traffic police have come up with a new plan to restrict vehicular movement on Tank Bund during weekends.

This comes a day after Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban development KT Rama Rao approved the idea of traffic restrictions on Tank Bund road during weekends.


Traffic police are implementing restrictions on Tank Bund route from August 29.


Briefing about traffic restrictions on Tank Bund, Hyderabad city police commissioner said following the request from the minister for urban development, they are imposing traffic restrictions on Sunday. "Accordingly, we will ensure citizens enjoy the scenic view of Tank Bund," he said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (traffic) L.S. Chauhan said they will impose restrictions on the movement of vehicles and divert traffic from 5 am to 10 pm to either Lower Tank Bund or Necklace Road.

He said after 10 pm, there won't be any restrictions. "We will ensure there is 200 meters parking space on both sides of Tank Bund. From Ambedkar statue, we will divert traffic to Lower Tank Bund and ensure 200 meters of parking space for visitors of Tank Bund. On the other side, we will divert the traffic at the sailing club and ensure a 200 meters parking area to the children's park. Depending on the response from visitors and commuters, we will improve the plan," he said.

Tank Bund road is located on the eastern side of the picturesque Hussain Sagar lake, which is the most popular hangout in Hyderabad. The road, which connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, is thronged by morning and evening walkers. Families swarm this place to watch the sunset over the 450-year-old lake.

The 2.2 km long stretch has spacious footpaths on either side. The place is also famous for a series of statues of Telugu icons including poets, freedom fighters, and leaders.

Sidewalks were renovated with flamed granite on the footpaths and granite kerbs on either side. Ducts for various utilities like electric cables were provided to prevent digging up of the road. To add glitter to the place especially designed cast iron railing, grills, and aligned designer lamp posts and lights were installed.

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