To ensure smooth movement of traffic and to discourage gridlocks along Residency Road and M.A Road, Traffic Police, Srinagar issued traffic plan for the Shab-i-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr.
Accordingly, no passenger vehicle shall be allowed to ply on Residency Road from Radio Kashmir upto Hari Singh High Street on one side and along Moulana Azad Road from SRTC Crossing to Jehangir Chowk on the other side except Emergency and on duty vehicles from August 06, 2013 till Eid-ul-Fitr prayers.
Besides, no 407 vehicle will be allowed on Residency Road and Moulana Azad Road from August 06, 2013. However these vehicles shall be diverted as mentioned below:-
The passenger vehicles who are moving on Residency Road will now be diverted via Abdullah bridge, Rajbagh, Lal Mandi, Shargari, Exhibition.
The vehicles who have to move from Batmaloo towards MA Road shall be diverted at Jehangir Chowk, Old Secretariat, Tankipora, Habba Kadal, Barbar Shah, Baba Dharam Das route and at Maisuma interior. At Baba Dharam Das, the vehicles bound for Hazaratbal and Soura shall take left turn and vehicles bound for Nishat, Shalimar shall proceed towards Kohankhan Dalgate-Badyari Chowk and onwards.
The general public is requested to pool in their vehicles so that the load on the city roads is reduced.
The shopkeepers will not be allowed to park their vehicles in front of their shops. However, they can use the parking space in the nearby parking slots
From August 06, 2013 all Shopkeepers and business establishments of Lal Chowk area shall park their vehicles before 0900 hours at authorized and designated parking places.
For Residency road market: – Polo view parking and Press colony SDA parking and Sangermal parking to be utilized.
For Lal Chowk :- Municipal parking near Lala Rukh Hotel, Sheikh Bagh parking and Old KMD Adda parking near Fancy Fabrics to be utilized.
For H.S.H.S and Jahangir Chowk:- Exhibition parking, parking near Estate Quarters HSHS, Iqbal park parking.
However, the customers to Residency Road, Regal Chowk and Lal Chowk shall park their vehicles in the designated parking space at Polo view parking in sports Council ground, Sheikh Bagh parking near Forest Lane. They shall also park their vehicles in temporary parking at SRTC Yard.
The customers can park their vehicles at Banquett Hall parking on M.A road, along the boundary wall of Pratap park (M.A road), between two yellow lines on Residency Road and Regal Chowk. However parking within single yellow lines will not be allowed.
Customers will be allowed to park their vehicles for only 20 minutes within two yellow lines.
There shall be no parking zone from Regal Chowk ( Kohli) upto Gantaghar and Gurdawara upto Amira Kadal, Amira Kadal towards HSHS (right side of the road) and from Budshah bridge upto Dalgate (left tube of M.A road)