Alternative routes to use during Pranab Mukherjee’s Kathmandu trip

The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has requested travellers to use alternative routes during the three-day Nepal visit by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, considering some constraint in the movement of vehicles on those days.

The Indian President is coming to Nepal on a three-day state visit from November 2 to 5.

The Division Chief, Deputy Inspector General of Police Prakash Aryal, said that it would be right to use alternative routes during the visit of Indian President Mukherjee.

Vehicle owners using roads of Gaushala, Airport, Tinkune, New Baneshwor, Maitighar, Singha Durbar, New Road, Jamal, Kaiser Mahal, Lainchaur, Panipokhari, Narayangopal Chok, Thapathali, Old Baneshwor, Shankhamul and Putalisadak have been requested to use alternative routes from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm on November 2.

Similarly, traffic police also requested vehicle owners plying on roads of Gaushala, Airport, Tinkune, New Baneshwor, Maitighar, Singha Durbar, Kaiser Mahal, Lainchaur, Lazimpat, Durbarmarg, Ghantaghar, Old Bus Park, Mitra Park, Chabahil, Bouddha, Thapathali, Jorpati, Sorhakhutte, Jaya Nepal Hall, Koteshwor, Old Baneshwor , Shankhamul and Putalisadak to use other routes from 1:45 to 3:45 pm the same day.

Similarly, vehicles providing their services in Bouddha, Mitra Park, Chabahil, Gaushala, Airport, Tinkune, New Baneshwor, Maitighar, Singha Durbar, Thapathali and Jorpati areas are requested to use alternative routes from 9:00 am-11:00 am on the second day of Mukherjee’s visit.

Likewise, traffic police have asked the vehicles plying on roads of Bouddha, Mitrapark, Chabahil, Airport, Tinkune, New Baneshwor, Maitighar, Singha Durbar, Bhadrakali, Thapathali, Koteshwor, Old Baneshwor, Shankhamul, Nagsthan and New Road are requested to use alternative routes from 10:00 am-2:00 pm on the same day.

Similarly, the traffic police have urged all to use the alternative routes in Boudha, Mitrapark, Chabahil, Gaushala, Airport, Teenkune, New Baneshwar, Maitighar, Singha Durbar, Bhadrakali, Old Bus Park, Thapathali, Jorpati, Koteswar, Putalisadak and Exhibition Road from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Alternative routes should also be used in Singha Durbar, Bhadrakali, New Road Gate, Jamal, Kaiser Mahal, Lainchaur, Lazimpat, Panipokhari, Sorhakhutte, Jaya Nepal Hall, Koteshwor, Nagasthan and Thamel area from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on November 3.

For the same evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, traffic police suggested riders to use the alternative routes in Bouddha, Mitrapark, Chabahil, Gaushala, Airport, Tinkune, New Baneshwr, Maitighar, Singha Durbar, Kaiser Mahal, Lainchaur, Lazimpat, Durbarmarg, Ghantaghar, Thapathali, Jorpati, Sorhakhutte, Jaya Nepal, Koteshwor, Old Baneshwor and Shankhamul areas.

Furthermore, other alternative routes have been suggested to be used from 8:00 to 10:00 pm the same night in Bouddha, Mitrapark, Chabahil, Gaushala, Airport, Battisputali areas.

As President Mukherjee is travelling to Janakpur and Pokhara on the third day, November 4, traffic will not be obstructed for long in Kathmandu valley. Traffic, however, will be affected in the morning from 9:00 to 11:00 in Bouddha, Chuchepati, Chabahil, Mitrapark, Gaushala, Tilganga, Airport, Tinkune areas.

Maximum efforts are being made to ease public transportation during President Mukherjee’s visit, said DIG Aryal.

Regular updates about the traffic management during the visit will be aired from the Traffic FM 95.6 Mega Hertz in every 10 minutes. Likewise, information about the travel arrangement can also be accessed from Nepal police mobile apps and Facebook page, and by dialing telephone number 103.

Mobilisation of traffic police will also been made effective and efficient so as to avoid unnecessary hassles for the public, added Aryal.

Source: THT