Traffic diversions on Saturday ahead of swearing-in ceremony at Kanteerava Stadium

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Special Traffic police Commissioner M A Saleem discussing with police officers.

BENGALURU: The City Traffic police have issued a traffic advisory ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of Chief Minister-designate Siddaramaiah and his deputy D K Shivakumar and other ministers.

The oath-taking ceremony will take place at 12.30 pm on May 20 at Kanteerava Stadium in the city. Congress state president D K Shivakumar will also take oath as Deputy Chief Minister along with Siddaramaiah and other team members.

The Bangalore Traffic Police have suggested alternative routes for the commuting public to avoid traffic congestion as dignitaries and VVIPs will be attending the event.

The Traffic police have imposed restriction on movement of all types of vehicles going from Queen’s Road towards Siddalingaiah Circle and alternative arrangement for traffic has been made via Lavelle Road.

Students have been advised to reach the CET centrers around Kanteerava Stadium by 8:30 am and they can contact the traffic police in case they need help to reach their examination centres.

Students who are coming to St Joseph Indian PU College centre for the CET examination in the afternoon are allowed to enter the college through UB City front gate via St Mark’s Road and Vittal Mallya Road.

The Karnataka Examination Authority and St Joseph’s College officials will make meal arrangements for students who will be writing the examination at that centre.

Students are instructed to contact mobile ACP number 9480801809 if they face any problem while coming to the examination centre.

All sort of explosives, sharp objects, match boxes, lighters are prohibited for the public who are participating in oath-taking ceremony.

Special Commissioner (Traffic) M A Saleem said, “All preparations have been made for the programme. We have taken care to avoid any untoward incident. About 1,800 police officers and staff have been deployed for security. Many traffic routes have been changed. There is also CET exam tomorrow, so students should reach the exam centre by 8.30 am. The candidates have already been notified by SMS. If it is late, they can contact the police and get help”, he said.

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