IT employees likely to be affected by Ganesh processions

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has declared September 12 as a public holiday as there would be heavy rush on the Ganesh immersion route.

The Ganesh procession which starts from Balapur at around 7-30 am would end almost the next day.

Though it is a public holiday, for the IT companies most of which are located in Cyberabad sector in the Western Part of the Hyderabad, it is a working day.

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According to Cyberabad Police, there are 10, 188 Ganesh idols which have been installed in the area. They would all leave for immersion in Tank Bund on Thursday.  At some places there would be traffic jams, it was said.

An employee who wished not to be named said, “I was told to come on my own as cab drivers are on leave. I stay near old Malakpet. I am seriously worried about the crowd. I don’t know whether I would be able to make it on time,” the employee who is working for HSBC in Hitech City.

Another IT employee, a girl, said, “On the Nimajjanam day, public transport is also on a halt. Private transport is not safe during the night.”

Hyderabad Traffic Additional Commissioner, Anil Kumar, said the route that would be used by the processions other traffic will not be allowed for about 30hours.

 According to the Traffic Advisory in Cyberabad, restrictions will be imposed on all roads leading to major lakes in the West Zone.

At the IDL Lake, roads will be closed from tank entrance to Rainbow Vista T Junction. Traffic from Bowrampet will be diverted at Pragathinagar Kaman towards Bachupally X road. At Hasmathpet area, vehicles carrying idols from Bowenpally and other Secunderabad colonies can enter the lake via Anjaiah Nagar.

Authored by Mohammed Hussain,

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