Rose Fest Begins, Traffic Diversions In Place For 3 Days

The Rose Festival is a 3- day blissful event. Beginning today, the police have decided to introduce road diversions near the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden. On February 23 and 24, the officials anticipate a rush of visitors.

“The entire road stretch from Sector 16/17 light point up to Matka Chowk on Jan Marg shall be closed for vehicular movement from 10 am to 8 pm”, said a police official. Therefore, road users are advised to make use of alternative routes during this period.

Vehicles coming from the Cricket Stadium chowk and intending to go towards Matka Chowk: turn right from the Sector 16/17 light point, then turn left from the Lyons light point, straight to the Hotel Taj light point, and then turn left on to Madhya Marg towards Matka Chowk.

Similarly, vehicles coming from Matka Chowk and intending to go towards the Cricket Stadium chowk: take a left turn towards the Taj Hotel light point, then turn right towards the Lyons light point, again turn right towards the Sector 16/17 light point and finally turn left towards the Cricket Stadium chowk.

Similarly, the entire road stretch from the Sector 16/15/11/10 roundabout up to Matka Chowk will be closed for vehicular movement on the two days between 10 am and 8 pm.

Police officials said that the pick-and-drop points for taxi cabs shall be on the rear side of Hotel Shivalikview, Sector 17, Shanti Kunj parking, Sector 16, the parking area in front of Sector 9 market on Madhya Marg and opposite the petrol pump in Sector 10.