To gift commuters a jam-free Diwali in the state city, the Jaipur police have announced traffic restrictions from Saturday to Monday.
To counter heavy traffic inside the Walled City market areas during the festive rush, the traffic department will allow only two-wheelers, cars and jeeps inside the Walled City, said deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Hyder Ali Zaid on Friday.
The old city witnessed high traffic volume on Dhanteras, as thousands of people visited the popular markets to purchase utensils, electronic products, clothes among other things.
“Two-wheelers, cars and jeeps will be allowed to enter the Walled City from Sangaeri Gate and Ajmeri Gate and exit from Chaura Rasta, Chandopole Bazar and Sansar Chandra Road. Vehicles moving out of the Walled City from Chaura Rasta will have to move towards Police Memorial from New Gate. They cannot go towards Ramnivas Bagh. There will be no traffic between Ghat Gate and Minerva Circle, but traffic can move from Minerva Circle to Ghat Gate,” he said.
On the Tonk Road, vehicles would be allowed to move till Prithviraj Nagar T-point. Commuters will have to take a turn towards Statue Cirle and move to MI Road via Bhagwandas Road.
“Vehicles coming from Gandhi Circle to JDA circle can come up to Police Memorial and can go to Minerva Circle from MD Road and enter Walled City from Sangneri Gate. There will be no entry of vehicles from Yadagar to Ajmeri Gate and towards Panch Batti,” Zaid said.
Vehicles going to Brahmpuri and Amer will have to take the route from Sanjay Circle to Saroj Cinema via Mount Road or Jorawar Singh Gate, Subhash Chowk, Char Darwaja, Ramganj Chaupar and Ghat Gate.
MI Road will remain one-way from Saturday to Monday. The new traffic arrangement will remain effective from 6pm till required from Saturday to Monday, he added.