Traffic changes in Chennai for Independence Day celebrations

Chennai: In view of Independence Day Celebrations to be held at St George Fort tomorrow, the following modifications in the movement of traffic will be given effect from 6 am till the function is over.

The stretch of  Kamarajar Salai from Labour Statue up to RBI Subway North on Rajaji Salai and Flag Staff Road will be closed for all the vehicular traffic other than the vehicles with car passes.

Vehicles coming on Kamarajar Salai and proceeding towards Parry’s Corner via Rajaji Salai may take the route via Swami Sivananda Salai, Anna Salai, Muthusamy Bridge, Muthusamy Road, R.A. Mandram and NFS Road to reach Parrys Corner.

Vehicles coming on Rajaji Salai and proceeding towards Kamarajar Salai via Rajaji Salai may take the route via NFS Road, R.A. Mandram, Muthusamy Road, Muthusamy Bridge, Anna Salai and Wallajah Road to reach KamarajarSalai.

Vehicles coming from Muthusamy bridge/Anna Salai and proceeding towards Kamarajar Salai via Flag Staff Road may take route via Anna Salai and Wallajah Road to reach Kamarajar Salai.

Vehicles coming before 08.30 a.m. with Red and Purple Colour passes will take Rajaji Salai and alight at outside of Secretariat “In gate”. After alighting, the vehicles will be parked inside Secretariat. Vehicles issued with Red and Purple Colour passes coming after 08.30 a.m. will take the route via Flag Staff Road and enter St. George Fort through Wallajah Gate. They should follow the same instruction given to Blue and Pink Colour pass holders.

Vehicles issued with Blue and Pink Colour passes will take the route either via Flag Staff Road or Wallajah Gate or via Muthusamy Bridge – Muthusamy Road-North Fort Road-Parrys Corner-RBI subway to reach out side of Secretariat “out gate” for disembarkation. These vehicles will be parked on the PWD parking lot (opposite to Secretariat).

Those who are coming in vehicles without passes will alight near War Memorial and enter Island Ground through either Gate No.6 (War Memorial side) or through Gate No.9 (Anna Salai Side) to park their vehicles.

 

NT Bureau