Hyderabad: For the 70th Independence Day celebrations, Hyderabad’s historical heritage site Golconda fort is all set including the parade dress rehearsals. The iconic fort is illuminated with electric lights and floral decorations for the celebrations which will commence on August 15, from at 10:00 am on Monday.

CM KCR will hoist the national tricolor on the fort. Ministers, officials and a host of dignitaries will participate in the fete.

With the bomb squads inspecting the fort area, police on Saturday and Sunday conducted a trial run of CM’s convoy from from Masab Tank, Mehedipatnam, Rathibowli, Nanalnagar, Langarhouse and Ramdevguda to Golconda Fort. The whole program will be monitored from the office of Commissioner of Police with the 30 CCTV cameras installed at the fort, police said, adding, they are taking every possible steps for the smooth conduct of the patriotic celebrations by imposing traffic restrictions in some parts of the city.

The road from Ramdev Guda to Golconda Fort will be closed for general vehicular traffic from 7.00 A.M to 12.00 noon. The entry from Ramdev Guda to Golconda Fort will be “One Way” with parking stickers A / B / C only between 7.30 A.M to 10.00 A.M i.e., Cars will be allowed from Ramdev Guda towards Golconda Fort before the Parade Commences and in the reverse direction towards Golconda Fort to Ramdev Guda after the parade is over.

Rehearsals of parade by the police was carried out  including the trial run of CM’s convoy on Saturday and Sunday.
Rehearsals of parade by the police was carried out including the trial run of CM’s convoy on Saturday and Sunday.

All the invitees coming on vehicles with A, B & C car passes from Secunderabad, Banjara Hills, Masab Tank, Mehdipatnam side are requested to proceed via: Rethi Bowli Junction, Nanal Nagar Junction left turn Balika Bhavan, Andhra Flour Mills, Flyover Lunger Houz, Tippu Khan Bridge, Ramdev Guda right turn Makai Darwaza and Golconda Fort Gate towards and alight at their respective alighting points.

After alighting A Car passholder should park their vehicles on the main road in front of the Fort Gate i.e. towards Fateh Darwaza Road. B Car pass holder get down near Fort gate (in front of Yousufain Hotel) and send their vehicles to B car parking place at Bus Stop, Golconda which is 50 meters away from the main gate of the Fort. C Car Pass holders are requested to get down near Fort gate (infront of Yousufain Hotel) and send their vehicles to C car parking place at Area Hospital, Golconda.

Golconda Fort, the venue for I-Day celebratrions, was illuminated by electric lights.
Golconda Fort, the venue for I-Day celebratrions, was illuminated by electric lights.

All the invitees coming on vehicles with D, E & F car passes are requested to come to Golconda Fort from Seven Tombs side (Banjara Darwaza) via Shaikpet Nala and Toli Chowki only.They will not be allowed from Ramdev Guda and Makai Darwaza. The D car pass holders are requested to alight at Area Hospital, Golconda and send their vehicle for parking inside the Priyadarshini School. The E & F Car Passholder are requested to come via Seven Tomb and enter into Banjara Darwaza and take immediate left turn and proceed towards Golconda Police Station.