As many as 4,000 cops will be deployed across the city during chief minister M K Stalin’s two-day visit from Monday. Cops from Nilgiris, Tirupur and Erode have been brought to Coimbatore to beef up security, a senior officer said.
As thousands of DMK cadres are expected to reach the city, police have announced traffic diversions. “The CM will attend a function at VOC Park ground on Avinashi Road on Monday and another at Codissia auditorium on Tuesday morning. Thousands of party functionaries and beneficiaries of government schemes are expected to attend the events.
So, traffic congestion is expected on Avinashi Road as well as the adjoining roads on Monday and Tuesday. All people, including school and college students, should leave early for their destinations as the city would face huge traffic snarls from Monday morning,” the officer added.
Motorists should take alternate routes. People visiting the airport, railway stations and bus terminals should plan accordingly. Heavy vehicle users should get permission from the police to enter the city.
Buses heading towards Gandhipuram from Ukkadam should use the Oppanakkara Street, Avinashi flyover and Dr Nanjappa Road route. Buses heading towards Gandhipuram from the railway station should use Huzur Road and Balasundram Road. Vehicles can take Avinashi Road to reach Mani higher secondary school junction.
But vehicles won’t be allowed to enter Avinashi Road from the junction. Vehicles won’t be allowed to use the Jail Road and LIC junction to reach Avinashi Road. Vehicles are not allowed to use Dr Balasundararam Road from the government women’s polytechnic to reach Avinashi Road. Vehicles from the Anna Statue signal won’t be allowed to use Dr Balasundaram Road.
Town buses heading towards the railway station, Ukkadam, Athupalam and Selvapuram from Gandhipuram bus stand can take the women’s polytechnic college Road, Manis school junction and Lakshmi Mills junction to reach Ramanathapuram.
Vehicles from Avinashi Road should use the Thottipalayam junction, Veeriyampalayam and Kaikolapalayam to reach Sathyamangalam Road. Vehicles can use Goldwin’s junction, housing unit and Kalapatti Road to reach Sathyamangalam Road.
Buses from Trichy Road can use the Classic Tower junction, CMCH, Lanka Corner, Good shed Road, Avinashi Road flyover and Dr Nanjappa Road to reach Gandhipuram bus stand. Two-wheelers from Avinashi Road can use Circuit House Road to reach Trichy Road.
Buses heading towards Salem, Tirupur, Avinashi and Palladam from the Gandhipuram central bus stand should go to Government women’s polytechnic college, Mani school junction, Lakshmi Mills junction and reach Avinashi Road. Buses coming from Avinashi Road should take a right turn at the Lakshmi Mills junction to reach the Gandhipuram bus stand.
The Chief Minister would announce various welfare schemes for people at the event, said the Minister. Mr Balaji said that 73 sessions of ‘Makkal Sabhai’ of the 150 sessions planned for the district were held as of Saturday since its launch on October 30.
A total of 55,600 petitions from people were collected in the sessions, exceeding the expected target of around 25,000 petitions. This showed people’s trust in Mr Stalin’s governance, he said. Chief Minister M.K. Stalin will inaugurate various completed projects in Coimbatore and announce new schemes for the district at a function on the VOC Grounds here on November 22.
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