Changes have been made in the traffic system to ensure smooth traffic during Dhanterash on Friday and Diwali on Saturday and Sunday.
The new rules were announced to ensure that there is no traffic problem and vehicles on outer circuit of the Ranchi city move without any hassle. This change in traffic will be applicable from November 10 to November 12.
The complete route map has been issued by the Traffic SP regarding the traffic arrangements during the Dhantesrash and Diwali.This is mainly because a number of make shift shops were put up along roadsides on roads from Piska More, Ratu road, Kutchery, Shahid Chowk and Albert Ekka Chowk upto Sujata theatre Chowk.
In order to ensure that there is no jam, barricades have been put up along these roads and traffic has been blocked in market places including bazaars around Hirapur,Hatia, Purana Bazar, Steel gate.
From 1 pm till late at night,the movement of vehicles will remain suspended on the “no-entry” zone bazaars mentioned above.
Even parking has been banned on these road sides. On these roads there will be no entry of heavy vehicles in the city during this period. During the Diwali, vehicles will not be allowed to enter the prescribed route from November 10 to November 12.
Ranchi Traffic Police has informed that during this period, 10 new routes have been prepared for the operation of private and passenger vehicles. Apart from this, parking arrangements have been made at 12 places for vehicles.
There are 15 places in the city where drop gates have been made. Operation of all types of private vehicles/autos/e-rickshaws will be prohibited from Kachari Chowk towards Shaheed Chowk, Firayalal Chowk, Sujata Chowk.
All private vehicles coming to the main road from Sujata Chowk will be able to go only till Sainik Market / GEL Church Complex.
All small trains coming from Piska Mod towards New Market (Ratu Road) will operate from 16:00 pm to 04:00 am from Meenakshi Cinema Mod via Pahari Mandir to Kishoreganj Chowk and from there towards Harmu Chowk.
Four wheelers coming from Harmu via Kishoreganj towards Ratu Road will operate only till Kishoreganj Chowk.
All such two wheelers coming from this side will go ahead of Kishoreganj from Pahari Mandir turn to Meenakshi Cinema turn and Ratu Road towards Piska turn.
Small four wheelers going towards Piska Mod from Harmu Bypass Road will go from near BJP office via Peepar Toli towards Piska Mod via Kathal Mod / Hehal Anchal.
Small vehicles coming from Kanke Road towards Kachari Chowk via Zakir Hussain Park/Radium Road till Kachari Chowk. Small vehicles coming from Lalpur Chowk towards Kachari Chowk up to JPSC office.
Small vehicles going from Bariatu Road towards Albert Ekka Chowk Line Tank Road Ramgarh. Small vehicles coming till Trekker Halt and from Dangratoli Chowk towards Sarjana Chowk will be able to reach Mission Chowk only.
The route from Lalpur to Kokar will remain one-way, only vehicles going from Lalpur to Kokar will go through the Sadar police station route.
Trains coming from Kokar towards Lalpur will reach their destination via Kantatoli. Small vehicles from Harmu Road can go to Kantatoli via Argora Chowk, Kadru, Sujata Chowk, Munda Chowk.
Vehicles coming from Kanke Road can go towards Jamshedpur or Kantatoli via Ram Mandir, Randhir Verma Chowk, Karamtoli via Buti Mod. Entry of small vehicles will be prohibited on the main road from 8 am to 04:00 am the next day.
Entry of small vehicles has been prohibited from New Market Chowk to Kishoreganj Chowk from 8 am to 04:00 am the next day. Vehicles carrying essential commodities will be able to enter urban areas only between 04:00 am to 08:00 am.
Note: These informations are as per information provided by a Ranchi traffic police officer who does not want to be named. If any difference in actual traffic rules is found on Dhanterash and Diwali in Ranchi, JharkhandStateNews will not be responsible.