Traffic not to be halted during Indian President's visit

Published On: October 30, 2016 08:51 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Efforts are on to making the vehicular traffic smooth and hassle-free for the general public during the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Nepal from November 2 to 4, the Nepal Police said. 

Talking to the National News Agency today, police spokesman Hemanta Malla Thakuri said a fear is seen in the mind of the people that the movement of other vehicles would come to a halt during the Indian President's visit, which is wrong. 

"Public transport and private vehicles would be stopped only for some time when the dignitary's cavalcade is moving on the designated routes. The vehicles would be allowed to operate on the routes once the dignitary's convey passes," he said. 

Thakuri made it clear that the traffic would not be stopped on the rest of the routes where the Indian President's cavalcade is not passing. 

The police has also urged the general public to use the alternative routes on routes where the dignitary's cavalcade is to be operated. 

Police spokesman Thakuri said the mobilization of the traffic police has been efficiently done so that the traffic management is not chaotic due to the Indian President's movement around town. 

He said update on the movement of the dignitary's cavalcade would be given every 25 minutes on FM 95.6 Megahertz radio operated by the Traffic Police during the Indian President's visit. He urged everyone to plan their road travel based on this information. 

Similarly, one can acquire information on the condition of the traffic by dialing 103. RS

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