Google to help avoid Ganesh immersion processions in Hyderabad

A “Route Map” indicating the Main Procession and Tributary Procession, Exit Routes, Holding area and Parking Places are enclosed. The traffic restrictions in Hyderabad , main routes etc will be shown live on Google Map and it will be updated on real time basis also. Citizens can see the Google map for latest traffic condition.

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Hyderabad: In order to relieve congestion, to maintain smooth flow of traffic and to ensure public safety and order in connection with the Ganesh Immersion Procession on September 12, the following Traffic Regulations will be implemented by Hyderabad Traffic Police:

I) Procession Routes: The Main Procession starts from Keshavagiri and passes through Aliabad – Nagulchinta – Charminar – Madina – Afzalgunj – M.J.Market – Abids – Basheerbagh – Liberty – Ambedkar Statue towards upper Tank bund or NTR Marg.

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The Procession from Secunderabad area passes through RP Road – MG Road – Karbala Maidan – Kawadiguda – Musheerabad X Road – RTC X Road – Narayanaguda X Road – Himayathnagar ‘Y’ Junction and joins the main Procession at Liberty. Idols coming from Chilkalguda X roads Joins Musheerabad ‘X’ Roads via Gandhi Hospital.

The Procession from EAST Zone passes from Uppal – Ramanthapur – 6 No. Junction Amberpet – Shivam Road – NCC at OU – Durga Bai Deshmukh Hospital – Hindi Mahavidyalaya X Roads – Fever Hospital – Barkathpura X roads – Narayanaguda X Road and joins the procession coming from RTC X Roads.

Also Idols from Dilsukhnagar joins the procession coming from IS Sadan – Saidabad – Chanchalguda at Nalgonda X roads and some Big Idols proceeds towards Amberpet via Moosarambagh. Idols coming from Tarnaka side proceed through Osmania University Distance Education Road, Adikmet and joins procession at Fever Hospital via Vidyanagar.

Traffic going towards lalapet from Tarnaka will not be allowed on Flyover and they may take alternative routes.

The processions from Tolichowki, Rethibowli and Mehdipatnam side passes through Masab Tank, Ayodhya Junction – Nirankari Bhavan – Old PS Saifabad – Iqbal Minar to NTR Marg. Also the idols coming from Erragadda passes through SR Nagar – Ameerpet – Panjagutta – VV Statue and joins procession coming from Mehdipatnam at Nirankari Bhavan and proceeds to NT Marg.

Idols coming from Tappachabutra and Asifnagar side passes through – Sitarambagh – Boiguda Kaman – Voulga Hotel – Goshamahal Baradari – Alaska and join the main procession at MJ Market and proceeds towards Abids – Basheerbagh – Liberty – Ambedkar Statue – Upper Tank bund or NTR Marg.

No traffic other than the idols’ procession will be allowed to move on the above Main Procession route between 0900 hrs on the 12-09-2019 to 0800 hours on 13-09-2019. The traffic restrictions will be extended if the situation so demands.

II) TRAFFIC DIVERSION POINTS: Movements of vehicles other than those carrying Ganesh Idols will be restricted and diverted at many points along the main procession route and at other points adjoining the routes of other tributary processions. Facility to cross from the West to East or vice versa is given at the Basheerbagh Junction only. Commuters are advised to use the Ring Road and Begumpet area to avoid diversions. All the side roads leading to the Main Procession route will be barricaded.

The main traffic diversion points are: HYDERABAD SOUTH : Keshavagiri, Mahaboobnagar X Roads, Engine Bowli, Nagul Chintha, Himmathpura, Hari Bowli, Asra Hopsital, Mogulpura, Lakkad Kote, Madina X Road, MJ Bridge, Dar Ul Shifa X Roads, City College.HYDERABAD EAST : Chanchalguda Jail X Roads, Moosarambagh, Chaderghat Bridge, Shivaji Bridge, Afzalgunj, Puthilibowli X Roads, Troop Bazar, Jambagh X Roads, Andhra Bank Koti.

HYDERABAD WEST: Tope Khana Mosque, Alaska Hotel Junction, Osman gunj Sanker Bagh and Seena Hotel, Ajantha Gate near Exhibition Grounds, Abkari Lane, Taj Island, Barthan Bazar, AR Petrol Pump at KLK Building.

HYDERABAD CENTRAL: Chapel Road Entry, Gadwal Centre at GPO, Shalimar Theatre, Gun foundry, Skyline road entry, Bharath Scouts & Guides Junction in Domalguda, Kalanjali at Control Room, Liberty Junction, MCH Office Y junction, BRK Bhavan junction near Telugu Thalli Junction, Iqbal Minar, Ravindra Bharathi, Dwaraka Hotel Junction, Khairatabad Junction (Visweswaraiah Statue), Children’s Park, Mariott Hotel junction, Kawadiguda Junction, Musheeerabad X road, RTC X road, Katta Maisamma Temple at Lower Tank Bund, Indira Park Junction.

HYDERABAD NORTH (Secunderabad ): Traffic will not be allowed to enter the Necklace Road and Upper Tank Bund from Karbala Maidan, Buddha Bhavan, Sailing Club and Nallagutta Junction. The traffic will be diverted at the following points from 0600 hrs on 12-09-2019 to 13-09-2019 till completion of immersion at CTO, YMCA, Paradise X Roads, Patny X Roads, Bata X Roads, Adavaiah X Roads, Ghans Mandi X Roads.

III. PARKING PLACES AROUND THE IMMERSION POINTS FOR ONLOOKERS: The public coming to witness the Ganesh Immersion in Hussain Sagar Lake have to park their vehicles in the following notified places. Therefore, people are requested to park their vehicles in the places mentioned below and proceed by foot to the places of immersion:

  • Institute of Engineers at Khairatabad Jn.
  • MMTS Station Khairatabad.
  • Anand Nagar Colony to RR Dist. ZP Office.
  • Back side of Buddha Bhavan
  • Goseva Sadan
  • Katta Maisamma Temple
  • NTR Stadium
  • Lower Tank Bund
  • Nizam College
  • Public Gardens

IV) LORRIES MOVEMENT: A) EXIT ROUTE FOR EMPTY TRUCKS / LORRIES AFTER IMMERSION: i) After immersion on the NTR Marg, the empty trucks / lorries should proceed to their destination via Necklace Rotary – Khairtabad flyover – V.V.Statue – KCP and onwards. They will not be allowed to return towards Telugu Talli statue or Mint Compound road. ii) After immersion on the Upper Tank Bund, the empty trucks/lorries should proceed towards Children’s Park – DBR Mills – Kawadiguda – Musheerabad or towards Indira Park – Ashok Nagar – Vidya Nagar. No lorry shall go towards the Bible House Rail over Bridge.

B) RESTRICTIONS ON INTER STATE / DISTRICT LORRIES: Inter State and Inter District Lorries are not allowed to enter the Hyderabad City on the intervening night of 12/13-09-2019. Their movement will be terminated on the outskirts of the city during the Final day of Ganesh Immersion process.

V) RTC BUSES MOVEMENT: 1) RTC city service buses: The regulations mentioned in the Para (II) i.e. Traffic Diversion Points will apply to the RTC City Region buses. When the procession reaches its peak, the RTC Buses will not be allowed beyond the following junctions:

  1. Masab Tank (Mehdipatnam buses)
  2. V.V.Statue (Kukatpally buses)
  3. CTO, Plaza, SBH, Clock Tower, Chilkalguda x road (Secunderabad buses)
  4. Ramanthapur T.V.Station ( Uppal Buses)
  5. Gaddiannaram, Chaderghat (Dilsuknagar buses)
  6. Danamma Huts (Rajendra Nagar)
  7. I.S.Sadan (Ibrahimpatnam & Midhani buses)
  8. YMCA Narayanaguda (Inter City Special Buses)
  9. Tarnaka (No RTC Bus will be allowed beyond Tarnaka Junction towards Jamia Osmania Flyover)Inter State / District Buses to reach the MGBS at Imlibun.
  • a) Coming from Rajeev Rahadari and NH-7 should go via JBS –YMCA -Sangeet X road- Tarnaka – Jamia Osmania flyover – Nimboliadda – Chaderghat.
  • b) Coming from Bangalore should go via Aramgarh x road – Chandrayangutta X Road – I.S.Sadan – Nalgonda X Road – Chaderghat.
  • c) Coming from Mumbai/NH 9 should go via Godrej ‘Y’ Junction – Narsapur X Roads – Bowenpally – JBS – YMCA – Sangeeth – Tarnaka, Jamia Osmania fly over – Adikmet – Nimboliadda.

The movements of the above Inter State/District buses will not be permitted from 0600 hours on 12-09-2019 to 1000 hours on 13-09-2019.

The TSRTC authorities will provide alternative routes convenient to them keeping in view the restriction imposed on the movement of vehicular traffic on the roads notified above.

VI. PRIVATE BUSES: Private Buses should operate from their locations outside the City and they should not enter the city from 0800 hrs on 12-09-2019 to 1000 hrs on 13-09-2019.

VII. All people coming from Airport or going to Airport should avoid using Necklace Road, NTR Marg, Tank Bund Road and Main procession route as shown in Map. Similarly people going or coming from Railway station / Bus stand should also avoid these roads.

VIII. HELP LINE: The citizens are requested to contact the following Help Lines numbers for guidance in connection with the above restrictions.Control Room Nos: 1) 040-27852482, 2) 9490 598 985 Help Line: 9010203626

Authored by Mohammed Hussain,

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Mohammed Hussain

Mohammed Hussain was a multimedia journalist with He has a Bachelors in Mass Communication and Journalism and currently pursuing his post-graduation in the same subject. He has interned and worked with an English Daily. Hailing from Hyderabad, he spent his childhood in Old City. He primarily reports on civic, human interest, crime, regional and local news.
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