The City traffic police have restricted the vehicles movement in and around MG Road from 8pm on December 31 till 1 am on January 1, 2015, to minimise accidents and untoward incidents on New Year eve.
B Dayananda, Additional Commissioner of Police (traffic) said that a large number of people, motorists as well as pedestrians, traditionally throng MG Road, Brigade Road, Residency Road, St. Marks Road and Church Street on the
New Year’s Eve. In the interest of public safety and convenience it is necessary to restrict and regulate the movement of vehicular traffic and parking of vehicles on MG Road, Brigade Road, Church Street, St. Marks Road, Rest House road and Residency road on the night intervening between last day of 2014 and first day of 2015.
There will be no entry for vehicles except police vehicles and vehicles of essential services on duty, from any direction from the following roads.
MG Road, from Anil Kumble junction upto the junction with Residency road near the Mayo Hall. Brigade Road, from Cauvery Emporium Junction upto the Opera Juntion.
Church Street, from its Junction on Brigade Road upto the junction of Museum road. Museum road, from its junction with the MG Road upto its junction with Old Madras Bank road.
Rest House road, from its junction on Museum road upto its junction on Brigade Road. Kamaraj road, from Cauvery Emporium junction to Cubbon road junction and Cubbon road junction to Arts and Crafts Emporium. Residency
Cross road, from Residency Road to MG Road (Shankarnag Theatre junction).
Parking Ban: Parking of all types of vehicles except police vehicles and vehicles of essential services on duty is prohibited from 4pm on December 31 to 3am on January 1, 2015 on the following roads.
MG Road, from Anil Kumble junction upto Trinity Circle. Brigade Road, from Arts and Crafts junction upto Opera Junction. Church Street, from its junction with Brigade road upto its junction on St.Marks Road. Rest House
Road, from its junction on Brigade road upto its junction with Museum Road.
Museum Road, from its Junction on MG Road upto it’s Junction with Old Madras Bank Road.
Dayananda said that the vehicles parked on MG Road, Brigade Road, Rest House road, Church Street, Residency road and St. Mark’s road shall be removed by the Owner or Driver before 4 pm on December 31, failing which
they will be towed away by the Police and fined.
Traffic diversion: The vehicles coming from the direction of Queen’s Statue junction on MG Road and proceeding towards Ulsoor and beyond will turn left at Anil Kumble Circle, at BRV Junction, turn right into Cubbon road and
proceed on Cubbon road and join MG Road near Webb’s junction.
Vehicles proceeding in the direction of Cantonment areas, from Ulsoor will turn right near Trinity Circle and enter Ulsoor road, turn left on Dickenson road and proceed towards Cubbon Road.
Magarath Road has been closed from Garuda Mall towards Brigade road due to ongoing BBMP work. To reach Brigade road take a right turn at commissariate road and move on Markham road.
One way walk: On Brigade road pedestrians only can precede by walk from MG Road junction to opera junction and walking in the opposite direction is prohibited. Instead if they want to come to MG Road they can do so by
proceeding via Residency road cross (near Shankarnag theatre cross).
Flyovers closed: All the Flyovers (Mysore road, Hosur road, Richmond road, ITC Flyover) will be closed for movement of traffic at 9 pm on December 31, till 6 am on January 1. The elevated road to International Airport is
allowed for only LMV’s and Two Wheelers and heavy goods vehicles (HGV’s) will not be allowed.
Police also formed around 80 special teams to catch motorists, who may do wheeling, drag racing on the roads across the city.