Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Monday issued traffic advisory ahead of the Ashokastami Car Festival of Shree Lingaraj which will be observed in Bhubaneswar tomorrow.

In a tweet, the Twin City Police said that restrictions will be imposed during the celebration of Ashokasthami and return car festival for the convenience and safety of general public.

“To ensure better convenience and in the larger interest of public safety, by virtue of power conferred on me U/s 28 of Odisha Urban Police Act, 2003 (Odisha Act 8 of 2007) and in pursuance of Regulation 36 of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissionerate (Traffic and Public Order) Regulations, 2008, the restrictions on the movement of traffic have been imposed,” the notification read.

Here are details on restrictions, routes and traffic diversion:

– No vehicles will be allowed on Rath road from Mausi maa Chhak. They will be diverted either towards Museum Chhak or towards Vivekananda marg.

– No vehicles will be allowed on Rath road from Barik sahi lane, Maharana shai lane, Gosagareswar Chhak, Sital Sasthi lane, Tinimundia Chhak, Harchandi lane, Muna medical lane and Punama gate lane or any other lane/ by-lane emerging at Rath road.

-Vehicles from Rath Khala will not be allowed on Rath Road, instead they will be diverted from Rath Khala. towards Bata Mahadev Temple.

“This order is passed in the large interest of public safety and violation of the instant order is an offence punishable u/s 96 of Odisha Urban Police Act-2003 and is compoundable by an officer with a minimum fine of Rs. 500 which may extend upto Rs 1000 per offence,” the notification added.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)