Attukla Pongala is the biggest festival in Thiruvananthapuram. It is celebrated at Attukal Bagavathy Temple in the city in a grand scale. It is expected that Millions of devotees will participate in this temple festival. Thiruvananthapuram will be under traffic regulations for a week during Attukal Pongala festival.
The traffic police will impose traffic regulations in the city from February 20 to 28 in view of the pongala festival at Attukkal temple. One-way traffic system will be implemented in the Manacaud Junction-Attukkal stretch during this period. Vehicles from Manacaud Junction should proceed through Manacaud Market Junction-Post Office Junction to Library Junction and be parked at the parking ground of the temple.
The vehicles returning from the temple should proceed through the road in front of Gouri Vandanam Hotel to Chiramukku and then to Iranimuttom or Medamukku. The vehicles will not be allowed to return to Manacaud Junction through Manacaud Market junction road.
The vehicles from Iranimuttom and Konchiravila to the temple junction should proceed from Medamukku through Attukkal Driving School Junction-Valiappally-Manacuad Junction-Manacuad Post Office Junction route to the temple.
Vehicles will not be allowed to proceed through the Attukkal Driving School Junction-Library Junction route to Manacuad Junction. Medium-sized KSRTC buses will be allowed to park at the temple parking ground for operating services. KSRTC buses to Vizhinjam and Thiruvallam will be diverted from 4 p.m. on festival days through Vettimurichakotta.
Killippalam-Band Road-Iranimuttom-Chiramukku road will be used as emergency road. Parking will not be allowed on the sides of this road during festival days. Apart from this, Chiramukku-Medamukku-Chenkittavila-Valiyapally-Kamaleswaram-Maharanimukku road will be used as the second emergency road.Parking will not be allowed on the sides of this road also.
Parking will also be not allowed at Manacaud Junction, Library Junction, Driving School Junction, Medamukku, Chirammukku, in front of the temple, Library Junction-Temple Road, Valiyappally and Medamukku-Chenkittavila road. Parking will not be allowed on the parking ground of the temple on Pongala day.
There will also be restrictions on parking at Manacuad Junction. Private buses carrying devotees should drop them at MSK Nagar and park the buses at MSK Nagar.