Over 500 Police personnel ranging from Constables to Inspectors of various Traffic Police Stations coming under Chamaraja, Krishnaraja and Narasimharaja Mohallas took part in an awareness workshop, with regard to Dasara, focussing on changed traffic routes and behavioural skills with tourists.

The grooming was done by DCP (Traffic and Crime) P. Rajendra Prasad at SDM Institute of Management at the foot of Chamundi Hill here this morning. DCP (Law and Order) Basavaraj Malagatti and ACP Shankaregowda were present.

Briefing the gathering, Rajendraprasad pointed out that total awareness on traffic system and control need not necessarily be confined to higher Police Officers but should percolate below to Constables also.

Rajendra Prasad asked the entire Traffic Police to be totally aware of the road map of the city with knowledge of all roads and Circles. He opined that then only the Police can guide the tourists effectively.

Traffic movement

Indicating changes in direction of traffic movement in view of Dasara effective from Oct. 8 to 17, Rajendra Prasad said "the traffic around the Palace will be permitted only in anti-clockwise direction as visualised from the top of the Palace. Hence, traffic can pass only from Hardinge Circle through Albert Victor Road, Chamaraja Wadiyar Circle, K.R. Circle and further towards Sayyaji Rao Road.

Traffic on Sayyaji Rao Road too will be one-way towards Ayurveda College Circle and can pass only through Irwin Road, Ashoka Road and Cha-maraja Wadiyar Circle. Similarly, entry to city from Hunsur Road will be only through Ring Road.

Explaining the arrangements for parking during Dasara, the DCP said parking will be allowed at Town Hall premises, CADA Office premises, Palace South Gate parking lot, Doddakere Maidan and Urs Boarding School premises. However, on Vijayadashami Day the area around Palace will be a traffic-free zone.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore