Imphal, Jan 24,
In the wake of the upcoming Republic Day celebrations in the state, the director of Transport, Manipur, has issued a public notification regarding traffic regulations to be observed on January 26.
The notification stated that a full dress rehearsal will be held at 7:00 am today and the main function will be held at January 26.
The statement also notified that no vehicles except that of VIP(s) and the invitee(s) having valid passes issue by the state home department shall be allowed to ply towards north of Krisna Premi Oil Pump, Moirangkhom on Nh-2; Keishampat to Khwairamband bazar; Maharani Bridge to Dukanthong, Babuthong; Kangchup Road to Flyover and Khoyathong; Khoyathong to North AOC and Sanjenthong to the Western Gate of Kangla and Keishampat Bridge from 6:30 am to 12:00 noon of January 26.
Traffic diversion points for the aforementioned dates include:
(I) Indo Burma Road- All buses and trucks coming from South towards North shall be diverted from Singjamei Bridge and New Thumbuthong Bridge towards Kongba side and proceed up to Palace compound and park there.
(III) NH 39: (a) All buses and trucks coming from South towards North shall be diverted from Chingmeirong Khongnang Ani Karak towards Khuman Lampak Bus Terminus; and (b) All trucks shall be diverted from North AOC towards Minuthong, RDS crossing, Kongba road then New Thumbuthong and Singjamei Bridge.
(IV) Eastern Side (Yaingangpokpi, Lamlai, Porompat, Andro etc.)- (a) All buses shall be diverted towards Khuman Lampak bus Terminus from RDS crossing via Lamlong bazar; (b) As for trucks, it would be the same as above for NH-39 or towards RDS crossing, Singjamei Bazar Crossing and Thumbuthong Bridge for Indo-Burma road towards Pishumthong for Mayang Imphal to Tiddim road; and (c) No vehicle shall be allowed to proceed from Palace Gate Traffic Point towards Sanjenthong side.
(V) New Cachar Road (NH-53): All vehicles coming from New Cachar road shall be parked at Sagolband Moirang Leirak bus parking. Trucks shall be diverted from Tera Bazar towards Naoremthong, Uripok Canteen Road and Lamphel Sanakeithel, Lamphelpat.
(VI) Kangchup Road: All vehicles coming from Kangchup side shall be parked at the northern side of UK road (i.e. beyond the end of the Flyover Bridge).
(VII) Tiddim Road: All buses and trucks shall be diverted from Kwakeithel Bazar towards Tera Bazar, Naoremthong, Uripok Canteen Leirak road, Lamphel Supermarket, and come back via Watham Leirak, Thangmeiband Road, Nagamapal Road, Wahengbam Leikai Road, Keishampat Junction and pick up passengers from Churachandpur Bus Parking, Keishampat.
(VIII) Parking: All vehicles including jeeps, cars, scooters, motor-cycles, auto rickshaws etc. shall be parked on the road side beyond the following points:- (a) Lairembi Lampak near Keishampat Junction, (b) In front of Session’s Court, UK Road, and (c) Sing and Co. (Moirangkhom).
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