Traffic snarls are likely to be experienced in the city on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the city for a number of programmes. Traffic movement will be affected at places from where the cavalcade of the PM passes.
The Prime Minister will arrive at the Chandigarh Airport at 9.25 am. He will inaugurate the newly constructed International Terminal following which he will go to PGI for convocation of the institute. From there he will proceed to the rally ground where he will be addressing a public rally and then proceed to the airport.
The UT Police has planned five routes for the PM’s visit. Tight security will be there at all these routes and the movement of people will also be restricted. The PM’s cavalcade is likely to move from the airport road towards Sector 29 up to Transport light point in Sector 26. Then the cavalcade will head towards PGI through sectors 8, 9 and 10.
The road leading to the Industrial Area Phase I from sectors 29 and 27 will remain closed for traffic till afternoon. It will only be opened after the PM leaves the city. Traffic snarls were also witnessed during the rehearsal for the visit.
Routes for ambulances have been issued by the UT Police. The ambulances coming from Mohali side could reach the PGI main gate from Sector 37 , Sector 24, Sector 15 and then Sector 11. The ambulances coming from Mullanpur side can reach the hospital by the main route which will be open during the PM’s visit. The ambulances coming from Zirakpur side will first have to reach Panchkula and then take the road from Manimajra to Sector 26 to reach PGI. The road from Sector 26 to Sector 11 will be open for the ambulances.
At the rally ground, the PM will hand over keys to 10 allottees of houses constructed by the Chandigarh Housing Board in Sector 63. The gallantry award winners will be honoured on the occasion. BJP units of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh were busy mobilising party workers to ensure a sizeable gathering at the venue. Buses have been hired by the party to ferry workers from across Punjab and Haryana. BJP flags were visible in several sectors of the city.