KATHMANDU, Nov 1: A mock run of the motorcade for the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Nepal was carried out today. The Indian President is paying a state visit to Nepal from November 2 to 4.
Twenty-eight cars and 14 motorcycles were used for the mock cavalcade. The mock carcade started from the Army Headquarters at Bhadrakali and proceeded towards Soaltee Hotel at Tahachal and came back to the City Hall at the Exhibition Road.
From the City Hall, the mock carcade was taken to the Indian Embassy at Lainchaur and from there to the nearby Radisson Hotel at Lazimpat. From the Radisson Hotel, the mock carcade was taken to the President's Office, Sheetal Niwas.
Again, the mock cavalcade proceeded towards Hotel Dwarika's at Battisputali from Sheetal Niwas and then to the Pashupatinath Temple. From the Pashupatinath Temple, the mock carcade was taken to Hotel Hyatt at Bouddha where President Mukherjee would be staying.
The mock cavalcade comprised of the limousine carrying the high dignitary which was escorted in front and behind by the security vehicles, a vehicle with a 'jammer' which can disconnect communication, and an ambulance.
Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, Gyanendra Pakhrin, said the mock drill of the carcade has been carried out today at the places where the Indian President will be travelling to.
The general public who were heading to different places in connection to giving and receiving bhaitika on the occasion of Tihar festival faced inconvenience for some time due to the mock carcade as it led to obstruction of road traffic.
The Traffic Police has urged the general public to use alternative routes for travel at different times on the designated days during President Mukherjee's visit as some slight inconveniences might arise in the movement of vehicles due to his cavalcade on those days. RSS