HYDERABAD:Stage is set for a grand finale of Bathukamma celebrations on Tank Bund along the Hussainsagar on Tuesday. The event marks the culmination of thousands of Bathukammas brought by women from across the state.
Some 20,000 women will take part in Saddula Bathukamma rally marking culmination of the nine-day Bathukamma festivities. Over, 2,000 artists and 10 tableux set to take part in the procession from the stadium to the Tank Bund.
After the rally reaches Tank bund at around 6.30 p.m. women would place their Bathukamma in the middle and women of all age groups, including children, will form a circle and go round clapping and moving rhythmically singing Bathukamma songs in chorus.
To mark the event, one lakh balloons and sky lanterns will be left into air at Hussainsagar. Conclusion of the celebrations will be marked by fireworks which would last for about 20 minutes.
Govt HolidayToday for Bathukamma
Hyderabad: It will be a government holiday on Tuesday on account of Bathukamma festival. The state government has issued orders declaring Tuesday as public holiday.
Bathukamma Fete in Washington DC
Bathukamma festival was organised on a grand scale at Virginia and Washington DC in the US by Telangana Development Forum.
Traffic restrictions have been imposed at LB Stadium and Tank Bund from 4 p.m. to 11.30 pm on Tuesday in the wake of Saddula Bathukamma celebrations
■ Traffic moving from Secunderabad to Tank Bund will be diverted at Karbala Maidan, Bible House towards Kawadiguda and Lower Tank Bund.
■ Vehicles from Kattamaisamma temple and Kawadiguda towards Children’s Park, Tank Bund will be diverted at DBR Mills towards Kawadiguda.
■ Vehicles coming from Iqbal Minar towards Upper Tank bund will be diverted at Old Gate of the Secretariat to the Telugu Talli flyover - Kattamaisamma.
■ At AR Petrol Pump Junction, traffic will not be allowed towards BJR statue and will be diverted towards Nampally or Ravindra Bharati
■ Traffic from Abids to BJR statue and Basheerbagh will be diverted at SBH, Gunfoundry towards Chapel road.
■ Vehicles moving from Old MLA
quarters towards Basheerbagh will be diverted towards Himayatnagar ‘Y’ junction.
■Traffic coming from King Koti to Basheerbagh via Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan will be diverted at King Koti X Roads
■ Vehicles from Old PCR towards Basheerbagh Junction will be diverted at PCR towards Nampally road.
■ Traffic from Hill Fort will be diverted towards Nampally at old PCR junction and will not allowed towards Basheerbagh.
■ Traffic from Himyatnagar ‘Y’ Junction towards Liberty will be diverted towards Old MLA Quarters.
■ Traffic from Punjagutta and Raj Bavan road heading towards Khairatabad flyover will not be allowed beyond Indira Gandhi Statue circle towards NTR Marg.
■ Traffic between Nallagutta junctions to Budha Bhavan will not be allowed