Kolkata Police Announces Traffic Changes for PM Modi's Rally Today: Check Affected Routes
Kolkata Police Announces Traffic Changes for PM Modi's Rally Today: Check Affected Routes

The Kolkata Traffic Police have released a traffic advisory detailing road closures, diversions, and alternative routes in anticipation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's major roadshow on May 28 and 29. This visit to West Bengal precedes the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections on June 1.

A notification on social media platform X (Old Twitter) reads, "Traffic Notification in connection with the visit of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to the city of Kolkata on 28.05.2024 and 29.05.2024."

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PM Modi's Schedule
Prime Minister Modi is set to arrive in West Bengal on Tuesday afternoon. He will address a public meeting in Ashoknagar, Barasat constituency, at 2:30 p.m., followed by another rally in Jadavpur at 4:00 p.m. Later, around 5:55 p.m., he will pay tribute to the statue of Subhas Chandra Bose and lead a 2.5 km roadshow in Kolkata.

Traffic Restrictions
The advisory specifies that all types of goods vehicles will be restricted in certain areas of Kolkata from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, or until PM Modi's visit concludes. Parking regulations will also be in effect during these times.

Affected Routes on May 28:

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 5-point Crossing
Bidhan Sarani
College Street
Aurobinda Sarani
Beadon Street
Vivekananda Road
Girish Park Crossing
B.B Ganguly Street
Lalbazar Street
BBD Bag East
Old Court House Street
Affected Routes on May 29:

Raj Bhawan (South) Gate
RR Avenue
Red Road
Jenson & Nicholson Island
Khidderpore Road
11 Furlong Gate

Moreover, Biddhan Sarani will be closed to all vehicles from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Heavy goods vehicles will be restricted near Raj Bhawan from 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday until 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

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