GUWAHATI, March 30 - The Guwahati Police (Traffic) has chalked out an extensive plan for movement of vehicular traffic tomorrow in view of the visit of the President of India to the inaugural function of the Namami Brahmaputra Festival here.
Additional manpower has also been roped in by the police department to ensure smooth flow of vehicular traffic and pedestrians as well, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Amanjeet Kaur.
Tomorrow movement of all heavy commercial vehicles coming towards Guwahati through different national highways will be regulated from 8 am outside Guwahati.
All other vehicles (light vehicles, all commercial vehicles, city buses and other long-distance buses) will also be regulated in time before arrival and departure of the VVIPs from the respective venues.
As far as traffic within the city on the inaugural day is concerned, movement of vehicles will be regulated on the day to ensure safety of general public, particularly the vulnerable road users like children, students, women, senior citizens, differently-able persons and other vehicle users, the VVIP and other dignitaries on the roads.
As per the regulation, no goods carrying vehicles will be allowed to ply or park on National Highway 37 (from VIP Chariali to Jalukbari Rotary), DG Road and MG Road during the inaugural programme.
All vehicles coming from Bharalumukh side will be diverted at Apollo Point via HB Road and AT Road (city buses will be diverted via AT Road).
All vehicles coming from Panbazar side via MG Road will ply as usual. Commuters coming and going out of the city along with the airport goers will have to avoid MG Road and AT Road and instead take the NH-37 route for the purpose.
All passenger-carrying vehicles will be regulated in time as per requirement.
All the buses which will be run specially for bringing the spectators should come via Jalukbari and Bharalumukh and go to the National Highway for parking after dropping the spectators near Sonaram field. They should avoid the main city roads like GS Road, AT Road.
Specific parking areas have also been earmarked for parking of vehicles in the old Central Jail campus, Iddgah field, Sonaram field and Kedar Road
Kaur also requested the citizens to cooperate with the traffic personnel on duty and also ask the traffic police personnel for necessary guidance and assistance to ensure smooth movement of vehicular traffic.
�All general commuters, airport goers are requested to avoid MG Road and AT Road for travelling and use NH 37 for commuting on March 31 and April 4. They should all start early for journey to avoid traffic delay,� the DCP (Traffic) added.