Shab-I-Miraj: Traffic police Srinagar issues advisory | KNO

Shab-I-Miraj: Traffic police Srinagar issues advisory | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, April 01 (KNO) : The Returning Officer along with the Election Observers for the 2-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency Monday convened a meeting with contesting candidates and representatives of political parties to discuss various matters related to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The RO Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary briefed the candidates and the Political representatives about the election preparedness and the areas where their cooperation will be required. He emphasised on strict adherence to the Model Code of Conduct and other Election Commission of India guidelines for the Lok Sabha elections.

He said various teams like the video surveillance and viewing teams and flying squads will keep a close vigil on all kinds of activities including expenditure by the political parties or candidates in the run up to the elections to ensure no violations occur and prompt and appropriate action, wherever they do. The meeting also held extensive discussion on security for contesting candidates during election campaigning activities.

The RO stressed that the concerned District Election Officers must be informed about planned political rallies or campaigning activities at least 24 hours in advance. He said prior information will be mandatory for availing security during campaigning.

He informed the contesting candidates and political parties that the ECI’s Suvidha mobile application can also be used to apply for taking different kinds of permissions in connection with the elections. Dr Shahid informed that political campaigning is not permitted in the vicinity of schools and hospitals.

Election Observers for the Constituency including Rahul Sharma, Vijay Kumar Janjua, A Kowsigan, Kumar Naik, Karnesh Sharma, Rajesh Kumar Tyagi and Ravi replied to the queries of candidates and representatives of political parties while interacting with them at the meeting. SSP Srinagar Dr Haseeb Mughal briefed the meeting about security arrangements made for contesting candidates the district.

The candidates and the representatives of political parties were given blank Worry List sheets and asked to fill and submit these at the office of the Returning Officer. The RO assured that all apprehensions indicated on the sheets will be duly addressed. Field staff associated with the elections in the Constituency was also present at the meeting.(KNO)

Shab-I-Miraj: Traffic police Srinagar issues advisory

Srinagar, April 01 (KNO) : The traffic police Srinagar has issued a route advisory for devotees (zayireen) coming from different areas towards Ziyarat Dargah Sharief Hazratbal:

North Kashmir:

Vehicles coming from North Kashmir carrying devotees after reaching Shalteng have been asked to   adopt Shalteng – Parimpora –Qamarwari – Cement Bridge – Noorbagh – Sekidafar – Eidgah – Aalimasjid – Sazgaripora – Hawal – Alamgari Bazar – Mill Stop – Molvi Stop (Lal Bazaar) – Botshah Mohallah – Kanitar route and enter University Parking from Sir Syed Gate.

South Kashmir:

Vehicles carrying devotees (Zayireen) from South Kashmir after reaching Pantha Chowk are advised to adopt  Panthachowk – Stone Quarry (Athawajan) – Batwara – Sonwar Bazar – Ram Munshi Bagh – Gupkar – Grand Palace – Zethiyar Ghat – Nishat – Foreshore Road – Habak Crossing route to enter Naseem Bagh Parking.

Central Kashmir:

I. From Budgam:

Vehicles carrying devotees (zayireen) coming from Budgam and adjoining areas advised to adopt Hyderpora – Tengpora – Bemina Bye Pass – Bemina Crossing – Qamarwari – Cement Bridge – Noorbagh – Sekidafar – Eidgah – Aalimasjid – Sazgaripora – Hawal – Alamgari Bazar – Mill Stop – Molvi Stop (Lal Bazaar) – Botshah Mohallah – Kanitar to enter NIT parking.

II. Vehicles from Lalchowk will adopt the     Lal Chowk – SRTC Bridge – Ikhwan Crossing – Police Station Khanyar – Bohri Kadal – Rajouri Kadal – Gojwari Chowk – Hawal – Alamgari Bazar – Mill Stop – Molvi Stop (Lal Bazaar) – Botshah Mohallah – Kanitar route to enter NIT Parking.

III. From Ganderbal the vehicles are asked to drive through Nagbal – Zakoora – Habbak to enter Naseem Bagh Parking

RETURN ROUTES:

North Kashmir:

North bound vehicles on return from Hazratbal Shrine shall adopt the route from Sir Syed Parking – Ashahibgh Crossing – Rainawari – Khanyar – Nowpora – Dalgate – M A Road – Budshah Bridge – Over Flyover – Batmaloo – Moominabad- Tangpora – Bemina Byepass – Parimpora – Shalteng – onwards.

South Kashmir:

South Kashmir bound vehicles on return from Hazratbal Shrine shall adopt the route from Naseem Bagh Parking passing through– Habbak Crossing – Foreshore Road – Nishat – Zethiyar Ghat – Gupkar – Ram Munshi Bagh – Sonwar Bazar – Pantha Chowk – onwards.

Central Kashmir:

Vehicles bound for central Kashmir areas on return from Hazratbal Shrine shall adopt the following routes:

I. From Budgam:

NIT – Aishahi Bagh Crossing – Rainawari – Khanyar – Nowpora – Dalgate – Golf Crossing – Radio Kashmir – Abdullah Bridge – Hatric – Convent Crossing – P/S Rajbagh – Jawhar Nagar Chowk – Gogjibagh- Flyover- Barzullah Bridge – Sadder – Hyderpora – Onwards.

II. From Ganderbal:

Naseem Bagh Parking – Habbak – Zakoora – Nagbal and onwards.

III. From Lalchowk:-

NIT Parking – Ashahi Bagh Crossing – Rainwari – Khanyar – Nowpora Bridge – Khayam Chowk – Dalgate – M A Road – Lal Chowk.

Parking Plan:

Elaborate parking arrangements have been made at available locations around the Hazratbal Shrine: The vehicles coming from North Bound/ Central Kashmir can park    inside University Campus near Sir Syed Gate side.

The vehicles coming  from South Bound including Ganderbal are advised to park inside Naseem Bagh University Campus through Budshah Gate on Habbak side. Traffic camp at Hazratbal (VIP PARKING) shall be restricted for official vehicles only. General public has been requested to follow the route plan and park their vehicles only at the identified parking places.

The traffic department has appealed the devotees to drive through the prescribed route only, Board/De-board buses at designated bus stops, Park vehicles at earmarked spaces only, accommodate co-devotees en-route Holy Shrine, drive with patience and follow lane driving and avoid road rage.(KNO)