Kolkata police have made elaborate arrangements to smooth conduct of the 21 July Martyrs Day Rally organised by the ruling Trinamul Congress near Victoria House by putting some restrictions on vehicular movements.
Kolkata traffic police sources said restrictions would be imposed on various stretches on big thoroughfares from 4 a.m to 9 p.m. The roads to be regulated for vehicular traffic are Amherst Street (North to-South), Bidhan Sarani (from K C Sen Street to Vivekananda Road, South to North), College Street (South to North), Brabourne Road (North to South), Strand Road (from Hare Street to Raja Woodmunt Street, South to North), B B Ganguly Street (East to West), Bentinck Street (South to North), New CIT Road (West to East), Rabindra Sarani (from BK Paul Avenue to Lalbazar Street, South to North).
Movement of all types of goods vehicles will be restricted within the city (Kolkata Police jurisdiction) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m on 21 July in view of the above programme.
Traffic department sources said that vehicles of all descriptions won’t be allowed to park on the thoroughfares, roads on that day.
The roads where parking had been made a strict no-no are the areas in and around Victoria Memorial Hall, the portion of AJC Bose Road between Hastings crossing and Cathedral Road, Hospital Road, Queensway, Cathedral Road, Casuarina Avenue and Lovers Lane.
Movement of vehicles of all descriptions and carts including tram cars will be temporarily suspended or diverted or not allowed to be parked on the roads and approaches along the line of route of the processions from 4 a.m to 8 p.m or as and when considered necessary on that day, according to Kolkata police.
Vehicular traffic may also be diverted from any of the arterial roads and feeder roads by the traffic police on duty as and when considered necessary, the sources added.