Authorities have issued a traffic plan for the annual Mela Kheer Bhawani -- the most important festival of Kashmiri pandits, associated with the Hindu Goddess, Ragnya Devi in the central Kashmir district of Ganderbal -- to ensure smooth traffic movement. Mela Kheer Bhawani is being celebrated at Kheer Bhawani Temple, Tulmulla Ganderbal on July 20. An official spokesperson said that a large number of devotees are expected to visit the holy temple from June 19, 2018 and will stay there till the conclusion of the Mela. "The devotees on board heavy motor vehicles shall adopt foreshore road towards Pandach-Beehama-Duderhama-Dumb-Kadal-Theru-Dangerpora-Thalan-Tulmulla (de-board at this point)-Dumb Kadal-Theru-Dangerpora-Thalan-Parking Spot (Ground number 1 of Central University)," he said.
He said the devotees on board light motor vehicles, shall adopt foreshore road towards Pandach-Beehama-Duderhama-Dumb-Kadal-Theru-Dangerpora-Thalan-Tulmulla (de-board at this point )-Thalan-Parking Spot (Ground number 2 of Central University).
"The devotees on board heavy motor vehicles adopting Sumbal route shall follow the Shadipora/Sumbal-Bypass-Barsoo-Dangerpora-Thalan-Tulmulla (de-board at this point)-Dumb Kadal-Theru-Dangerpora-Thalan-Parking Slot (Ground number of Central University)," he said.
Similarly, he said the devotees on board light motor vehicles adopting Sumbal Route shall follow; Shadipora / Sumbal-Bypass-Barsoo-Dangerpora-Thalan-Tulmulla (de-board at this point)-Thalan-Parking Spot (Ground number 2 of Central University).
He said all the devotees on board heavy motor vehicles /light motor vehicles while returning back shall adopt the following route; Central University Parking-Thalan crossing-Tulmulla-DPL Ganderbal-Beehama-Pandach.
He said they can also take route from Central University Parking-Barsoo Crossing-Barsoo-Bypass-Shadipora/ Sumbal.
" All the passenger vehicles coming from Ganderbal towards Safapora, Wakura, Lar & Sumbal shall adopt Beehama-Dumb Kadal-Theru-Khanihama-Repora Bypass road for both side movement. No passenger vehicle shall be allowed to move from Dangerpora - Larson road," he said.
He said Tulmulla Adda, Tulmulla-Dumb Kadal road, Dangerpora-Tulmulla road is a "No Parking Zone", adding any vehicle found wrongly parked on the road shall be towed and the violator will be prosecuted accordingly.
"No vehicle shall be allowed to move against traffic from Tulmulla-Dangerpora, Theru-Ladwun or from Larson- Tulmulla or from Barsoo towards Dangerpora. No passenger vehicle shall adopt Kahnihama-Dangerpora link road, during the Mela period," he said.
He said in case of congestion on Dangerpora-Tulmulla road, Light Motor Vehicles shall also adopt Tulmulla-Dumb Kadal-Theru-Dangerpora-Thalan-Central University for parking their vehicles.
He said the above arrangements have been made for ensuring hassle-free movement of commuters in general and devotees in particular to the holy shrine. "All the commuters/General public, especially people living in the vicinity of the shrine & surrounding areas is requested to cooperate with Traffic officials and adhere to the traffic plan as envisaged for ensuring hassle free movement," he said.
He said besides District Administration has kept ferry vehicles available at Central University parking slot as well as outside the Mata Kheer Bhawani Temple for carrying the devotees from Parking slots to the Temple and vice versa.
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