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PM to attend road show at T-Nagar, Chennai : Traffic restriction in place

- April 9, 2024

Chennai, April 9 (BPNS)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be reaching Chennai on Tuesday evening to attend a road show at T-Nagar. He will be campaigning for the NDA candidates of Chennai Central, Chennai North and Chennai South constituencies.

BJP Chennai South candidate, Tamilisai Soundararajan, Chennai North candidate, RC Paul Kanagaraj, and Chennai Central candidate, Vinoj Selvam will participate in the road show with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Greater Chennai Police have put in elaborate security arrangements for the visit of the Prime Minister.

 Prime Minister will fly in a special aircraft from Maharasthra and arrive at 6.05 pm in the Chennai airport and will travel to T-Nagar by road. The roadshow of the Prime Minister will begin at 6.30 pm from Panagal Park in T- Nagar and will cross the Thiyagaraja Road or Pondy Bazar which is one of the busiest areas of Chennai.

The roadshow is expected to conclude around 7.30 pm. T

Narendra Modi will stay at the Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan for the night and proceed to Vellore, Coimbatore, and Pollachi for electioneering on Wednesday.

The Greater Chennai City Traffic Police said, that from 3 p.m. onwards movement of vehicles at Thiyagaraya Road is strictly prohibited and is declared as sterile zone and the entire Thiyagaraya road, Venkata Narayana road, G.N. Chetty Road and North Boag Road have been declared as ‘no-parking zone’ until the completion of the road show.

Public and motorists are being cautioned about traffic slowdown which is likely to occur during the roadshow across the area, in and around the roadshow stretch, and surrounding area (GST Road, Mount Poonamallee Road, CIPET junction, 100-feet road, Anna Salai, S.V. Patel Road, Gandhi Mandapam Road and around T. Nagar) between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Commercial vehicles will be restricted in the following roads from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. intermittently — Pallavaram GST Road towards Kathipara, Mount Poonamallee road towards Anna Salai, CIPET towards Anna Salai, Vadapalani towards T.Nagar Valluvar kottam, Kathipara flyover to Saidapet, CPT towards airport and Gandhi Mandapam, Tidel park to Gandhi Mandapam,  Anna Statute towards mount road.

It may be recalled that the city police had already banned the flying of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles within its jurisdiction from March 1 till April 29. 

On April 10 morning, the Prime Minister will be campaigning in Vellore, Coimbatore, Pollachi. As per a tentative plan, he will fly in a helicopter to Vellore and at 10.15 a.m. he will address a public meeting at Fort Ground. From there, he will reach Arakkonam by road and then will fly in a special aircraft to Coimbatore. At 1.30 p.m., . Modi will address a public meet in Pollachi.