Traffic regulated for Rath Yatra in capital

Published: 10th July 2013 10:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2013 10:29 AM   |  A+A-


Traffic at five major locations across the City will be regulated during Rath Yatra on Wednesday.

Traffic on NH-5, near Iskcon temple, will be diverted from 2 pm to 6 pm. The traffic from Khurda to Cuttack will be re-routed to allow free movement of chariots.

Bhubaneswar Traffic ACP Binod Dash said vehicular traffic  from Khurda will be diverted from CRP Square to Jayadev Vihar-Ekamra Kanan road. Those coming from Cuttack will be diverted through Nayapalli.

Five control rooms have been set up to monitor traffic arrangements. One has been set up near Daya bridge to manage the traffic on Cuttack-Puri road. The rest of the four control rooms have been set up at Kalpana Square, Rasulgarh, Ravi Talkies and Baramunda Bus Stand. Around 120 traffic personnel will be deployed to manage the Rath Yatras organised in various parts of the City.

The chariots taken out by Iskcon temple is one of the biggest crowd pullers in the City.

Other prominent celebration spots include Patia, Siripur and Tomando. The traffic in these locations will also be regulated for a specific period of time.

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