Chennai: As Marina and Elliots beaches are set to attract thousands of people to celebrate New Year eve (31December), Chennai City Traffic Police have made certain traffic diversions on Kamrajar Salai and Besant Nagar. This is to ensure smooth movement of public vehicles and for accident free New Year eve.
According to a press release, Marina Beach and Elliots Beach roads will be closed from 8 pm on 31 December to 4 am on 1 January.
Vehicles will not be allowed on Kamarajar Salai between the Gandhi Statue and War Memorial.
Vehicles coming from R K Salai, Wallajah Road, Bharathi Salai, Lloyds Road, Dr. Besant Road, Adams Road, Flagstaff Road and War Memorial will not be allowed from 8 pm onowards and commuters can park their vehicles in the parking spaces. Vehicles will not be allowed from Wallajah point and RBI North subwayand will be diverted towards Flagstaff Road to reach Anna Salai.
Vehicles coming from Adyar towards Gandhi Statue will be diverted at Santhome towards Kutchery Road, Luz, Royapettah High Road and Music Academy to reach Anna Salai.
Vehicles coming from Karneeshwar Koil Street will not be allowed towards Kamarajar Salai and will be diverted to Santhome. No vehicle will be permitted towards the loop roads.
All Foreshore Road entries will be barricaded on Monday from 8 pm onwards to prevent entry to the beach. On Elliots Beach, vehicles will not be allowed inside the 6th Avenue after 8 p.m. The entries will be blocked at the 5th Avenue, 4th Main Road, 3rd Main Road, 16th Cross Street junctions. Vehicles will not be allowed from the 7th Avenue M.G. Road junction towards the Vellankanni Church.
Parking will be available on Swamy Sivananda Salai, Railway Basement at MRTS, Chepauk MRTS, Lloyds Road, Queen Marys College campus. Also, parking can be done on one side on Dr. Besant Road and Lloyds Road.