Alappuzha: Several traffic restrictions have been imposed in Alappuzha Town on Saturday in view of the 69th edition of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race and they are as follows:-
- No vehicles will be allowed in the stretch from District Court North Junction towards eastwards till Tattampally Kayal Kurishadi Junction from 7 am to 7 pm. Similarly, no vehicles, except KSRTC buses, will be allowed to ply in the stretch from YMCA South Junction to the Fire Force Office on the eastern side.
- The vehicles coming for Nehru Trophy through Alappuzha-Tannirmukkam Road should park their vehicles at the SDV School ground. The vehicles coming from the Ernakulam side should proceed through Kommady, Shavakkottapalam to reach SDV School and park their vehicles there. The vehicles coming through Kaithavana from the Chenganassery side should park their vehicles at the Carmel school ground.
- No vehicles will be allowed to park in the stretch from General Hospital North side to Kaichundy Junction and Kommady Junction. The vehicles found illegally parked will be removed using recovery vehicles, and the owners slapped with a fine.
- Police personnel will be deployed in strength to effectively implement the traffic restrictions and prevent illegal parking.
Directions regarding boat services
No boat service will be allowed in the stretch from DTPC Jetty to Punnamada Lake back and forth after 10 am.
- If any boats, including speed boats and country boats, other than that of the organizers, enter the race tracks after 8 am, they will be seized. Also, it will be recommended to suspend the permit and the owner’s license for a minimum of three years in such cases. There is also a restriction for swimming in the canal or the boat race track.
- If announcement boats sail through the track or nearby areas after 8 am or operate loudspeakers, such boats along with the mike sets will be seized, and the owners prosecuted.
- Boats will be arranged from the DTPC jetty for those who have booked tickets in the Nehru Pavillion. The State Water Transport Department (SWTD) boats will also operate to bring back race enthusiasts after the competition ends.