PM Modi in town, Gurgaon braces for traffic chaos; but public holiday might ease things

The diversion will start from 2 pm and go on till mid-night. The PM is scheduled to address the gathering at 4.30 pm.

By: Express Web Desk | Gurgaon | Published:November 1, 2016 11:25 am
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With Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to visit Gurgaon on Tuesday for Haryana’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, the local police have issued a traffic advisory asking motorists to avoid major roads. The city is notorious for its jams, especially when after rain.

In fact, the Haryana chief secretary has notified Tuesday as a public holiday on account of Haryana Day for Gurugram district under Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. This, along with the festival of Bhai Dhooj, might bring down traffic on the streets considerably and the PM’s visit might not turn out to be the nightmare that Gurgaon is used to. The order is not binding on private companies though.

The advisory said some diversion and restrictions have been made from the security point of view as along with the Prime Minister, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other VVIPs are expected to attend the function at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here, a senior police official said.

Motorists going to Rajeev Chowk, Subhash Chowk and Hero Honda Chowk have to go via Baktawar Chowk and Sohna Road. While those coming from NH-8 and going toward Sohna Chowk will go via Hero Honda Chowk and not exit from NH-10, those going to Subhash Chowk will be sent via Hero Honda Chowk. To go to Baktawar Chowk it is suggested to follow the Jhadsa Village road from Jhadsa Chowk.

The diversion will start from 2 pm and go on till mid-night. The PM is scheduled to address the gathering at 4.30 pm.

(With PTI)