With Durga Puja just around the corner, the Kamrup Metro district administration is gearing up to address the issue of traffic congestion during the festivities.
With more than 600 Puja pandals being erected over the city every year and to control the huge flow of traffic, Police Commissioner Pradip Saloi has called for a meeting of all Puja committees at District Library in Guwahati on Monday where ways of managing the huge crowd and traffic will be discussed.
Guwahati Development Department Minister Siddharth Bhattacharya has asked the district administration to convert the stretch of Mahatma Gandhi Road into a ‘no walking zone’ till Kali Puja to prevent the chaos of large traffic jams. Traffic police have also been asked to look out for cases of drunk driving.
For sufficient parking spaces, the administration has asked to avail the open space at the old jail premises of Fancy Bazar and also the under-construction multi-level parking site at Panbazar during the Durga Puja festivities, reports TOI.
The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has opened up all parking places under the flyovers to address the issue of insufficient parking space during Puja.
GMC and the district administration are also asked to set up more places for immersion of idols to prevent overcrowding at the existing places of immersion.