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Kolkata Police comes up with traffic norms for Chhath Puja


Kolkata: Kolkata Police has made elaborate traffic arrangements to ensure that devotees can safely reach the ghats of river Hooghly to perform rituals on the day of Chhath Puja.

Movement of carts and non-motorised vehicles will be temporarily suspended on all the arterial roads including Rani Rashmoni Avenue, Government Place East, Gostha Pal Sarani, Government Place West, Kshudiram Bose Road, Strand Road, Nimtala Ghat Street, Bagbazar Street, Mullick Ghat Street, Jagannath Ghat Street, Dai Ghat, Beadon Street, Strand Bank Road, B K Paul Avenue, Ahiritala Street, Sovabazar Street and G S Bose Road.

There will be restriction on plying of goods vehicles in and around Victoria Memorial Hall, which is on a stretch of AJC Bose Road between D L Khan Road to Cathedral Road, Hospital Road, Queensway, Cathedral Road, Casuarina Avenue and Lovers Lane. Plying of goods vehicles apart from those of Chhath Puja will remain restricted in the city from 12 pm to 10 pm on November 2 and from 3 am to 10 am on November 3.

Parking of vehicles will be not be allowed from 12 pm to 8 pm on November 2 and from 3 am to 10 am on November 3 on thoroughfares, including Dufferin Road, Beadon Street, Esplanade Row West, Esplanade Row East, Mayo Road, Kingsway, Auckland Road, Kidderpore Road and Nimtala Ghat Street.

The Chhath Puja processions coming from South Kolkata will not be allowed on Sarat Bose Road.

The procession will be diverted from Hazra crossing towards S P Mukherjee Road to further avail Ashutosh Mukherjee Road.

Other roads where procession will not be allowed are: Park Street, Shakespeare Sarani, Ballygunge Circular Road, Park Circus Connector, Loudon Street, Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and Talla Bridge.

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