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Youm-e-Ashura: Restriction in Srinagar areas today

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Police issues traffic advisory

Srinagar: The administration has decided to impose restrictions in areas falling under the jurisdiction of six police stations in Srinagar tomorrow as a “precautionary measure” in view of Ashura processions.

Official sources said that restrictions under Section 144 CrPc will remain imposed in Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, Safa Kadal and Maharaj Gunj areas of downtown Srinagar tomorrow.

Partial restrictions will also remain in force in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of police station Kothibagh, said the sources.

Official sources further said that the step has been taken to maintain law and order in view of Ashura processions.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police has issued a traffic advisory in view of curbs in parts of Srinagar tomorrow.

“To facilitate the 10th Muharram processions on 21st of September 2018, certain police arrangements have been made. Commuters and pedestrians are requested to adopt following routes while they travel,” said a police spokesman.

He said that in view of restrictions imposed in parts within Jurisdiction of Police Station Kothibagh, all the vehicles coming from Radio Kashmir crossing towards Amira Kadal will be diverted towards MA Road at Polo View Crossing and Regal Chowk Crossing.

Moreover, traffic coming via road from clock tower (Ghanta Ghar) side shall be diverted towards M A Road at Palladium Lane.

No-entry points will be will be placed at Sangeen Darwaza, Rangar Masjid & Hawal, he said.

Commuters travelling towards Soura and adjacent areas shall adopt Qamarwari, Noorbagh, Sekidaffer, Soura route via Ali Jan road, said the spokesman.

“Traffic coming from Nigeen will be diverted at Kanitar, people are advised to adopt Rainawari road while as No-entry will be maintained at Botakadal,” said the spokesman, adding, commuters travelling towards Hazratbal shall adopt Rainawari or Fore-shore route. Similarly Commuters travelling from Hazratbal and adjacent areas towards city center shall adopt the same route.

No traffic will b allowed to ply from Hawal towards Nowshera or vice-versa, added the spokesman.

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