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Traffic restrictions for Ambubachi Mela

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GUWAHATI, June 19 - The Guwahati Commissioner of Police has imposed restrictions on movement of vehicular traffic in and around the Kamakhya temple and the surrounding areas particularly on MG Road, DG Road, TR Phukan Road and the road towards the Kamakhya temple from the foothill on the occasion of Ambubachi Mela to be held from June 22 to 26.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the police has requested all devotees to walk from the foothill of Nilachal to the temple as it has also imposed restrictions on plying of all kinds of vehicles from the foothill to the temple. Despite the restrictions, there will be special arrangements for free ferry car service on the route during the mela days.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Prasanta Saikia, during the mela days no inter-district and long-distance buses including the buses operating under the ASTC will be allowed to enter DG Road, MG Road and TR Phukan Road.

�We will not allow any goods carrying commercial vehicles to enter from Jalukbari rotary, Maligaon and Bharalumukh on DG Road. Even two-wheelers will not be allowed to enter the road from Nilachal foothill to Kamakhya temple. We will only arrange free ferry car service for old people, mothers with babies in their arms and differently-abled persons. The temple management committee will also arrange special ferry cars for the residents of Nilachal hill,� the DCP said.

During the mela days, the traffic police will allow material-carrying vehicles having special passes to enter the road towards Kamakhya temple from 12 midnight up to 7 am.

From June 22 to 26, the DG Road from Maligaon to Bharalumukh point, excluding the stretches on the south-eastern side from Durgasarobar Road point to Iron Gate near the Kamakhya rotary, north-western side from Kamakhya Gate (Old) approach road to Iron Gate and the stretches from Maligaon to Adabari, will be declared as �no parking� zone.

Parking of all kinds of vehicles will also be prohibited on PNGB Road, from Maligaon Chariali point to railway station and the road from Maligaon Chariali to Pandu.

Meanwhile, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Biswajeet Pegu today informed that this time more than 40 bhandaras will provide free food to the devotees at the rest camps.

The district administration will also arrange 40 buses for pilgrims which will ply between Kamakhya Railway Station and the old jail campus at Fancy Bazar, where three rest camps will be set up by the administration.

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Traffic restrictions for Ambubachi Mela

GUWAHATI, June 19 - The Guwahati Commissioner of Police has imposed restrictions on movement of vehicular traffic in and around the Kamakhya temple and the surrounding areas particularly on MG Road, DG Road, TR Phukan Road and the road towards the Kamakhya temple from the foothill on the occasion of Ambubachi Mela to be held from June 22 to 26.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the police has requested all devotees to walk from the foothill of Nilachal to the temple as it has also imposed restrictions on plying of all kinds of vehicles from the foothill to the temple. Despite the restrictions, there will be special arrangements for free ferry car service on the route during the mela days.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Prasanta Saikia, during the mela days no inter-district and long-distance buses including the buses operating under the ASTC will be allowed to enter DG Road, MG Road and TR Phukan Road.

�We will not allow any goods carrying commercial vehicles to enter from Jalukbari rotary, Maligaon and Bharalumukh on DG Road. Even two-wheelers will not be allowed to enter the road from Nilachal foothill to Kamakhya temple. We will only arrange free ferry car service for old people, mothers with babies in their arms and differently-abled persons. The temple management committee will also arrange special ferry cars for the residents of Nilachal hill,� the DCP said.

During the mela days, the traffic police will allow material-carrying vehicles having special passes to enter the road towards Kamakhya temple from 12 midnight up to 7 am.

From June 22 to 26, the DG Road from Maligaon to Bharalumukh point, excluding the stretches on the south-eastern side from Durgasarobar Road point to Iron Gate near the Kamakhya rotary, north-western side from Kamakhya Gate (Old) approach road to Iron Gate and the stretches from Maligaon to Adabari, will be declared as �no parking� zone.

Parking of all kinds of vehicles will also be prohibited on PNGB Road, from Maligaon Chariali point to railway station and the road from Maligaon Chariali to Pandu.

Meanwhile, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Biswajeet Pegu today informed that this time more than 40 bhandaras will provide free food to the devotees at the rest camps.

The district administration will also arrange 40 buses for pilgrims which will ply between Kamakhya Railway Station and the old jail campus at Fancy Bazar, where three rest camps will be set up by the administration.