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PM Modi to hold roadshow in Kolkata today, police issues traffic advisory | Check details

In the final push for his campaign in West Bengal for the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a mega roadshow in Kolkata today.

Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal @JaiswalArushi Kolkata Updated on: May 28, 2024 7:40 IST
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Image Source : PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega roadshow in Kolkata ahead of the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday (May 28), the city police have issued an advisory regarding traffic diversions and asked commuters to avoid certain roads.

PM Modi itinerary 

At 6 pm, Modi will hold a 2.5-km-long roadshow in Kolkata and then he will pay floral tributes at floral tributes Vivekananda.

According to the BJP, Prime Minister Modi will arrive in West Bengal on Tuesday afternoon. He is scheduled to hold a public meeting at Ashoknagar in the Barasat constituency at 2:30 pm, followed by another meeting in Jadavpur at 4 pm. Around 5:55 pm, Modi will pay floral tributes at the statue of Subhas Chandra Bose.

Kolkata Police issues traffic advisory

The Kolkata Police has issued a traffic advisory to facilitate smooth commuting during Prime Minister Modi's poll campaign in the city.

“In view of the public safety and convenience in connection with visit of the Prime Minister of India to the city of Kolkata on 28.05.2024 and 29.05.2024, I, Vineet Kumar Goyal, Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, do hereby order that movement and parking of vehicles for the city of Kolkata shall be regulated in the following manner notwithstanding any other orders in force on 28.05.2024 and 29.05.2024,” the traffic police wrote in a statement.

According to the advisory, the movement of all types of goods vehicles will be restricted in some places in Kolkata between 3 pm and 9 pm on Tuesday and from 8 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesday or until PM Modi's visit is over. The advisory also said that vehicle parking will be regulated or restricted during these hours.

Check traffic advisory, diversions

  • The routes on which vehicles will restricted on Tuesday include--- 11 Furlong Gate, Khidderpore Road, J&N Island, Red Road, R.R Avenue, Govt. Place East, Esplanade Row East, Esplanade Crossing, C.R Avenue, J.M Avenue, Girish Avenue, K V V Avenue, N K Saha Lane, Udbodhan Lane, Bhupen Bose Avenue, Shyambazar 5point Crossing, Bidhan Sarani, College Street, Aurobinda Sarani, Beadon Street, Vivekananda Road, Girish Park Crossing, B. B Ganguly Street, Lalbazar Street, BBD Bag East, and Old Court House Street.
  • On Wednesday, vehicles will be restricted on THESE routes: Raj Bhawan (South) Gate, RR Avenue, Red Road, Jenson & Nicholson Island, Khidderpore Road, and 11 Furlong Gate. 
  • Biddhan Sarani will remain closed for all kinds of vehicles from 3 pm to 9 pm or till completion of the programme on Tuesday.
  • All kinds of heavy goods vehicles will be restricted to ply in and around Raj Bhawan from 6 am on Tuesday till 10 pm on Wednesday.
  • Vehicular traffic may also be diverted from any of the arterial roads and feeder roads by the Traffic Police on duty as and when considered necessary, according to the programmes. 

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