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Assam: Police issues traffic guidelines ahead of Vice President’s visit in Guwahati

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M Venkaiah Naidu, India’s Vice President, is expected to arrive in Guwahati today, following which Guwahati traffic instructions for several routes were released on Saturday.

Read the traffic advisory here:

Purpose of the visit

He will inaugurate the heritage-cum-cultural center at Guwahati’s ancient DC Bungalow.

On a special occasion in Guwahati, VP Naidu will also present the Assam Government’s biennial Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution.

On Monday morning, Naidu will fly to Shillong, Meghalaya.

Traffic advisory

Meanwhile, the Guwahati police have issued a traffic advisory for commuters in the city on the eve of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s visit to Assam.

The advisory reads: “Diversion/Restrictions on the movement of vehicular traffic in connection with the visit of Hon’ble Vice President of India to Guwahati on 3rd and 4th October 2021. The following restriction and diversions shall be in place for smooth Traffic management at Guwahati city on the 3rd and 4th of October, 2021.

The movement of all heavy vehicles on National Highway 37 and 27 shall be restricted from 8 am to 9 pm on 3rd October, and from 5 am to 12 noon on 4th October 2021.

On 3rd October 2021 no commercial vehicles, Small/Medium/Heavy, shall ply on DG Road, MG Road, FC road, Taybullah road, GNB road, B. Boruah Road, GS Road, Panjabari Road from 6.00 am onwards.

On 3rd October 2021, all kinds of vehicles coming from Bharalumukh side towards Chandmari side will be diverted through Jasawanta Road towards Hem Baruah road and then towards NCB Hall to Chandmari side.

All kinds of vehicles coming from Uzanbazar side towards Machkhowa side will be diverted at DC Court point towards Commissioner point to MG road via Hem Baruah road and JC Das Road (Phool Gali).”

Iconic DC Bungalow

The landmark DC Bungalow in Guwahati has been transformed into the Brahmaputra River Heritage Centre, which will open to the public soon.

The renovation of a British-era building in Guwahati, which cost Rs. 9 crores, is completed, and it has been elevated as one of the city’s most stunning tourist attractions.

On the banks of the Brahmaputra, the historic residence of the Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner will soon bear the city’s legacy and house indigenous handloom handicrafts.

The house was built by the British and has witnessed many historical events, including the years of the struggle for independence and the years afterward when the bungalow served as the DC’s official residence.

The bungalow is one of the city’s important heritage structures, reflecting the city’s history and topography.

In 2012, the government decided to restore and preserve the bungalow, which had fallen into disrepair, by converting it into a heritage center.

Because of its historical, social, and economic significance, the river’s whole stretch has been divided into 11 zones, with the zone between Nilachal Hills and Raj Bhawan being emphasized.

The Heritage Centre is expected to become one of the city’s most magnificent tourist attractions. Tourists visit the city all year, and this will be an additional tourist attraction that will draw a large number of tourists.

About M. Venkaiah Naidu

Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, a student leader, and a passionate public speaker is a well-known figure in Indian politics. He is India’s Vice President.

Since he was a child, he has been interested in politics. Shri Naidu is acutely aware of the suffering of the common man, the impoverished, and the oppressed.

He has worked hard for his community’s people, launching many projects including a social service organization called “Swarna Bharath Trust ” to help the impoverished and downtrodden in Nellore. His lower-class familial roots enable him to empathize with the ordinary man, thus he works tirelessly for their interests.



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