The city is gearing up to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he comes to inaugurate the International Airport on September 11. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is putting in great efforts to make the event a hit.
GMADA has planted saplings of 35 different varieties along the airport road to welcome the PM; flags have been put along the road leading to the international airport. Re-carpeting of roads has also been done. However, residents of some nearby villages complain of facing inconvenience at the hands of the police.
“The police have put up barricades at many points of the road which are posing a problem to us. Moreover, cops are strict and they do not allow us to drive on the road,” said Navpreet of Jheurheri village where the airport has come up.
Devinder Singh, another villager, said that it was good that the road had been completed but they were unable to move freely due to the security arrangements. He added that the cops should not bother the residents. The airport has been opened ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit; it is now connected to the main Zirakpur-Banur road and has cut the journey of Mohali residents to Zirakpur by around 10 kilometre.