UK: Heavy traffic expected for Jalsa Salana

Source: http://www.altonherald.com


THIS weekend (July 28 to 30) will see the return of country’s largest annual Islamic gathering at East Worldham, near Alton.

Around 35,000 Ahmadiyya Muslims are expected to be in attendance at the event, and heavy traffic is anticipated on the A31 through Farnham and the A325 through Wrecclesham as a result.

The three day ‘Jalsa Salana’ will be located at Hadeeqatul Mahdi, formerly Oaklands Farm, on the B3004 Alton to Kingsley road, and motorists should expect to experience delays, especially at the beginning and end of the day, for the duration of the festival.

Peak times are expected to be during arrival times: from 10am to 2pm on Friday and 9am to 11am on Saturday and Sunday, and departures from 6pm, but these will be staggered.

There will be greater emphasis this year on the number of vehicles entering the site and improvements to reduce congestion at the entrance gates.

With traffic management and “good neighbourly relationships” a priority for the running of the event, as in previous years special arrangements have been made with the… read more at source.

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