Only one-way traffic allowed to Tulip Garden till March 26

‘Entry via Dalgate, exit through Foreshore; decision taken to avoid congestion; emergencies allowed to take shortest route’

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In Kashmir, Asia's biggest Tulip Garden blooms to attract tourists
In Kashmir, Asia's biggest Tulip Garden blooms to attract tourists | Photo: Umar Farooq

SRINAGAR — Ahead of the opening of the Tulip Garden, Traffic Police authorities have issued a detailed advisory for motorists, allowing regulation of only one-way traffic from March 19 to 26.

The Traffic Police Srinagar in the advisory, as per the news agency KNO, has said that they are anticipating a huge rush of locals and tourists in view of the opening of Asia’s largest Tulip Garden on March 19 (Sunday) and have decided to allow only one-way traffic for a week to avoid any inconvenience to visitors.

“Asia’s largest Tulip Garden is being thrown open to the public on 19th March 2023 and it is expected that a large number of tourists and local populace will throng to Tulip Garden and other gardens in its vicinity. Due to the expected rush of people, there are chances of congestion, and for the convenience of people and to avoid slow movement, one-way traffic shall be regulated initially w.e.f. 19-03-2023 till 26-03-2023,” the advisory reads.

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According to the advisory, the people intending to visit the Tulip Garden shall adopt Lal Chowk-Dalgate-Boulevard/Gupkar Road to reach the garden. On their return, they shall adopt the Nishat-Foreshore-Habak-Dargah-Khanyar route to reach their respective destinations.

“Likewise, motorists intending to travel from Harwan-Shalimar-Nishat and other adjacent areas towards Lal Chowk are requested to travel via Foreshore-Hazratbal route instead of Nishat-Boulevard road axis to reach their respective destinations,” the advisory reads.

It added, “Motorists intending to travel from Gulab Bagh-Zakoora-Naseembagh-Habbak and adjacent areas shall adopt Habak-Dargah-Khanyar route to reach Lal Chowk instead of Foreshore Road.”

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The available parking places are in front of the Botanical Garden, open land at Kralsangri, SKICC, Royal Spring Golf Course, and LCMA Parking at Nishat. The visitors have been advised to park their vehicles only at designated parking places and avoid parking their vehicles on the roadside. “Wrongly parked vehicles will be towed,” the traffic police said, adding, “Emergencies shall be allowed to take the shortest route. One-way traffic will be implemented from 0900 hrs till 1900 hrs.”

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