Traffic diversions on arterial roads till 10 am for Republic day parade

The city traffic police have made a few changes on Kamarajar Salai ahead of the Republic Day celebrations.
Traffic diversions on arterial roads till 10 am for Republic day parade
Arrangements for the Republic Day parade underway on Kamarajar Salai.(File Photo)


On January 26, vehicles will not be allowed to ply the Kamarajar Salai stretch from Lighthouse to the from 6 am to 10 am.
So, vehicles coming from Adyar towards to Broadway will be diverted on R K Mutt Road to Luz Corner to reach Broadway via Royapettah through Anna Salai. MTC buses, however, will be allowed upto Santhome High Road, after which they will have to take Kutchery Road to join Luz Church Road.
The 27D route buses will be diverted to V M Street and Sreenivasapuram to reach Foreshore Estate.
Similarly, 21G route buses going towards Gandhi statue will be diverted on Royapettah High Road to Anna Salai to reach Broadway.
Buses with 45B and 12G routes instead of taking Sivasamy Salai will reach Music Academy, Royapettah Hospital, Whites Road, Anna Salai to reach Wallajah Road, where the buses meant to go to Anna Square will be parked.
Vehicles using Dr R K Salai to reach Gandhi statue will be diverted at Natesan Road junction.
Buses towards Kamarajar Salai from Dr Natesan Salai, Dr Besant Salai and Avvai Shanmugam Salai junction will be diverted to Ice House. Similarly, buses coming from Parry’s Corner bus stand towards Kamarajar Salai will take the Reserve Bank subway to Raja Annamalai Mandram to reach Anna Salai, said sources from the traffic police.
Security beefed up for Republic Day
In view of the Republic Day celebrations, security has been beefed up across Tamil Nadu, including many state and central vital installations, police said on Thursday. Police however claimed that there is no specific threat.

In Chennai alone, 24 special teams were formed to carry out checks in lodges and also in private work places. “Every police district was given two teams, which went around checking lodges and hotels along with private companies, to make sure that no person with suspicious background was staying / working with them,” police sources said. Appropriate security protocol, including anti-sabotage measures to be followed werre in place, a senior cop said.
Key government establishments, nuclear power stations at Kalpakkam and Koodankulam, air and sea ports, key coastal belts, and railway stations are now under high security cover. A senior police officer said that all city Commissioners of Police in the state and Superintendents in the districts, were asked to make sure that no untoward incident took place during the celebrations on Friday.
The entire police strength of one lakh has been asked to be on alert and multi-layer security —involving state and centre agencies — is in place in and around Kamarajar Salai in Chennai, where Governor Banwarilal Purohit will review the Republic Day parade and take the salute.

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