Guwahati: Although the state-level Independence Day celebration at the historic Judges' Field promises to be a "low key affair" this year owing to the outbreak of the COVID-19, there will be many who will still wish to partake in the fervor.
This year, traffic arrangements have been made so that the celebration can be conducted in a hassle-free manner by the state government. If you wish to be a part of the celebrations this year, you should know the rules laid down by the Guwahati Traffic police which are as under:
Diversion of Vehicles:
i. Only vehicles of invitees having RED, BLUE or YELLOW passes will be allowed entry beyond the barricades up to the venue. The barricade on KLB road (NCB Hall point) will be opened only up to 8:30 AM and thereafter, only for the VVIP carcade.
ii. Commercial goods carrying vehicles will not be allowed to ply on MG road. They will be diverted from Apollo point towards AT road (for vehicles coming from Jalukbari side) and at District Library point via GNB road to join AT road at Vishal point via NO Bridge (for vehicles coming from Chandmari side).
iii. Other private vehicles coming from the Jalukbari side and wanting to go towards Uzanbazar or Chandmari side or GS road will be diverted at Sera Gate point via Cotton Collegiate road up to HB road, then via HB road, Commissioner point, ARB road up to Kalimandir point on GNB road. From there, they can either turn left and proceed via RBI point, District Library point, Taibullah point and join Lamb road or proceed straight for Chandmari side. Others may turn right at Kalimandir point and join AT road and proceed to their destinations. For this purpose, the one-way on GNB road (Dighalipukhri south side) will be relaxed for a particular day.
iv. Vehicles coming from the Chandmari side (GNB road/KLB road) or GS roadside (TC point side) will be diverted at the Dist. Library point to continue straight on GNB road and they can proceed towards Bharalumukh side via MLN road up to water supply point and join MG road.
v. Vehicles coming towards Bharalumukh side from Uzanbazar and Kharghuli side will be diverted at Planetarium point via Lamb road to join GNB road and further proceed as mentioned in above point (iv).
No Parking areas:
a) Eastern side of Judges Field (KLB road, from NCB Hall point up to Chief Justice Point).
b) The northern side of Judges Field (MG road, from Chief Justice Point up to Food Villa point).
c) MG Road (Riverside) from DC Court point up to the Chief Justice point.
d) MG Road, Both sides from Chief Justice point up to Planetarium point).
e) HB road, from Commissioner, point up to NCB Hall point (Nehru park side).
Parking arrangements for VVIP, VIP and other Invitees in and around the venue:
There will be three categories of car passes for the invited guests – RED, BLUE and YELLOW. These vehicles will be parked in the places as indicated below:
i. RED PASS – Vehicles with Red passes will be parked in the GMDA parking (beneath Food villa); on LNB road upto RBI point; on MG road (Market side, from Food Villa point upto DC office point) and on ARB road (Nehru park side, up to Commissioner point).
ii. BLUE PASS – Vehicles with Blue passes will be parked on HB road, from Commissioner point up to Panbazar police point (both side single parallel)
iii. YELLOW PASS – Vehicles with YELLOW car passes will be parked in parking space at old DFO Bungalow (Rope way point).
iv. Media OB Vehicles – They shall be parked in the parking space of the Town Club and in the vacant space in front of Food Villa. Entry for Media persons will be through the Town Club entrance.
Parking arrangement for Police vehicles / Escort Vehicles:
All pilot/escort vehicles, as well as vehicles of police officers/security personnel/parade contingents/ Media persons, will be parked as follows:
i. In the open space of Old DFO Bungalow.
ii. On HB road (Cotton College side) from Commissioner point upto NCB Hall point (One-line parallel parking).
iii. Buses of parade contingents, after dropping the contingents near cricket pavilion, will be parked in front of Latasil Police Station
Traffic Diversion and parking arrangement in connection with I-Day celebrations at Judges Field on 15/08/2020. @DGPAssamPolice @assampolice @GuwahatiPol @mygovassam @gpsinghassam @HardiSpeaks @diprassam @DCKamrupMetro @diprassam @DCKamrupMetro @PIB_Guwahati @ddnews_guwahati pic.twitter.com/KR0dff4GXj— Guwahati Traffic Police (@GhtyTrafficPol) August 14, 2020