Hit the Brakes, Hyderabad! Traffic Restrictions Gear Up for New Year’s Eve Celebrations


Calling all party-goers and city adventurers! As the clock ticks closer to New Year’s Eve, Hyderabad is gearing up for safe and vibrant celebrations, but with a few traffic twists. Buckle up, folks, because navigating the city on December 31st might require a strategic approach.

Here’s a breakdown of the key restrictions:

Road Closures:

  • Outer Ring Road (ORR): The ORR will be closed for light motor vehicles (LMVs) except for those travelling towards Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Shamshabad, from 10 PM on December 31st to 5 AM on January 1st.
  • PVNR Expressway: Similarly, the PVNR Expressway will be closed for most vehicles except those headed to RGIA, from 10 PM to 5 AM.
  • Flyovers: Several flyovers will be completely shut down for both vehicular and pedestrian movement from 11 PM on December 31st to 5 AM on January 1st. These include:
Flyover Location
Shilpa Layout Jubilee Hills
Gachibowli Madhapur
Biodiversity-I & II Gachibowli
Shaikpet Madhapur
Mindspace Madhapur
Road No. 45 Cyberabad
Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge Cyberabad
Cyber Tower Gachibowli
Forum Mall-JNTU Secunderabad
Khaithlapur Cyberabad
Babu Jagjivan Ram Balanagar & AMB Kondapur

Additional Measures:

  • Taxis and Auto Rickshaws: Expect stricter monitoring of cabs and auto-rickshaws. Drivers must wear proper uniforms and carry all necessary documents. Refusal to provide service without valid reason will attract penalties.
  • Parking Restrictions: Designated parking zones will be established around celebration venues. Park only in authorized areas to avoid towing.
  • Public Transport: Public buses and the Hyderabad Metro Rail will operate on extended schedules to facilitate movement.

Alternative Options:

  • Carpooling: Share the ride and share the fun! Carpooling reduces traffic congestion and lets you enjoy the company of friends.
  • Public Transport: Take advantage of the extended public transport options. It’s eco-friendly, affordable, and eliminates the parking hassle.
  • Designated Drivers: If celebrating involves alcohol, appoint a designated driver who remains sober. Their responsible choice ensures a safe and enjoyable night for everyone.

Remember, these restrictions are implemented for your safety and smooth celebrations. Plan your travel route, choose your transportation mode wisely, and adhere to the guidelines for a vibrant and hassle-free New Year’s Eve in Hyderabad. Gear up for the festivities, but don’t forget to hit the brakes for a safe and joyous transition into the new year!

Happy New Year, Hyderabad!

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