Route diversions announced in Kanpur for June 3 & 4 ahead of President Kovind's two-day visit
Owing to the two-day visit of President Ram Nath Kovind, Kanpur Police has announced route diversions in the city. Unlike the traffic diversions during VVIP visits, this time, traffic in Kanpur will only remain halted for 15 minutes before the entry and exit of the President. This move will ensure that regular traffic remains unaffected on both the days of the visit.
Road diversions in Kanpur
According to the Kanpur Traffic Police, no vehicular movement will be prohibited for hours or days. Even the VIP Road will remain open during the President's meet and greet programme in Merchant Chamber Hall.
Check out which all routes will remain closed at what time to create a high-security corridor for the movement of President's convoy:
No heavy vehicles will be allowed on the VIP Road, from Circuit House to Merchant Chamber Hall.
President Ram Nath Kovind's fleet will depart from Circuit House at 9:30 AM. Traffic will be stopped from Circuit House to Merchant Chamber Hall, 15 minutes earlier.
The President will return to Circuit House at 11:00 AM. As such, the traffic will be suspended again for 15 minutes prior to his departure.
Motorists from Merchant Chamber via VIP Road to Meghdoot, Murray Company Bridge, Rocket Tiraha, Circuit House, Bima Chauraha, Harjendra Nagar to Chakeri Air Force Station will be stopped.
Besides, traffic coming from Phulbagh will not be allowed from Meghdoot Tiraha to Merchant Chamber via Sharsaiya Ghat.
Vehicles from Meghdoot Intersection will be diverted towards Bada Chauraha.
Traffic coming from of Jhadi Baba Padav will not be allowed to commute via Panchakki intersection towards Murray Company Bridge. A diversion via Jaipuria School will be opened instead.
Traffic coming from Company Bagh intersection will not be able to go towards Merchant Chamber via VIP Road beyond Rave-3 Tirahe.
Motorists will have to take a detour, with a right turn at Rave-3 and take the Rajiv Petrol Pump route, crossing Abha Nursing Home.
Once the VVIP Convoy passes, the route diversions will be removed, Police Commissioner Vijay Singh Meena said.
Parking system in Kanpur to witness changes too!
As per the order issued by Kanpur Traffic Police, no vehicle, public or private will be allowed to park on either side of the road from Sharsaiya Ghat to Merchant Chamber Hall. Motorists who usually use these parking spots can station their vehicles behind Green Park Stadium, on the stretch from Sharsaiya Ghat to Ganga Ji Ghat.
Similarly, parking on either side of the road from Merchant Chamber Street to Silverton Square will be prohibited. These vehicles can use the first and second parking on either side of the McRobertganj Hospital.