In anticipation of President Droupadi Murmu’s inaugural visit to Meghalaya, Shillong City braces for traffic restrictions, impacting the usual flow of movement in various areas. The Meghalaya police issued a public advisory urging residents to refrain from traveling towards Mawngap and the vicinity of Shillong during the President’s scheduled visit.
Presidential Visit Schedule: Shillong and Mawphlang Sacred Grove on the Itinerary
President Droupadi Murmu is slated to visit Shillong and the revered Mawphlang Sacred Grove on January 16, marking a significant occasion for the Northeastern state. As the VVIP moves through the city, the police anticipate unavoidable inconveniences, leading to staggered vehicle movements in different sections of Shillong.
Public Advisory: Inconveniences Expected Due to VVIP Movement
Sylvester Nongtnger, the SP of East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya, highlighted the expected inconveniences resulting from the VVIP movement. To streamline the President’s journey, vehicular traffic will be temporarily halted for 30 minutes before she arrives at all major traffic junctions on January 16. Emergency Service vehicles, however, will retain the privilege of unrestricted movement.
Strategic Traffic Management: Residents Urged to Plan Travel Accordingly
Residents are urged to plan their travel routes with caution, considering the potential disruptions caused by the President’s movement. The emphasis on avoiding unnecessary travel towards Mawngap and within Shillong is intended to minimize the impact on the general public during this important visit.