Nagpur: With lakhs of devotees visiting Deekshabhoomi for 62nd Dhammachakra Pravartan Din celebration on Thursday, October 18, by different modes of transport, the Police Department has geared up to manage vehicular traffic.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Raj Tilak Roushan said “All vehicular traffic on certain roads leading directly to Deekshabhoomi and nearby areas will either be banned or diverted. Around 600 personnel including Police Inspectors, Assistant Police Inspectors, Poilce-Sub Inspectors, Assistant Sub-Inspectors, head constables, constables would be deployed at various strategic points to manage vehicular traffic and ensure there is no mishap oe untoward incident.
The senior police officials would be patrolling and monitoring the situation. A number of CCTV cameras are being installed at vantage points to keep a close tab on movement of traffic as well as people. Moreover, drone cameras will be deployed for extra vigilance,” the DCP said.
The ban and regulation of vehicular traffic will be effective from 6 am of October 17 to midnight of October 19. Entry to all vehicles will be banned at following routes:
1) Both sides of road from Kachipura Square to Mata Kacheri Square
2) Both sides of road from Kachipura Square to Kalpana Building till T-Point
3) Mata Kacheri Square to Krupalani Turning, Wardha Road, both sides.
4) Mata Kacheri Square to NEERI Road T-Point
5) Both sides of road from Mata Kacheri Square to Laxmi Nagar Square
6) Kachipura Square to Bajaj Nagar Square
7) Bajaj Nagar to Laxmi Nagar
8) Entry of vehicle distributing food, water packets will also be banned on the above-mentioned roads.
Similarly, traffic cops have made arrangements for diversion and regulation of all vehicular traffic. Parking arrangements for devotees bringing their vehicles have been made at Hislop College Hockey Ground, Morris College Hockey Ground (opposite Yashwant Stadium), Hadas High School ground, IMA Hall premises, Dharampeth School ground, Dharampeth Commerce College ground, Indian Gymkhana ground, New English High School ground, Home Guard Office ground, Congress Nagar, Bajaj Nagar Basketball ground, Paranjape School, Laxmi Nagar, Scientific Coop Society ground, Laxmi Nagar Zone office ground, LAD College ground, passes parking at ITI ground.