Modi's visit leaves Indore commuters stuck in traffic jams for 4 hours
Two hours of PM Narendra Modi and other top industrial delegates’ visit to Indore left residents frowning as roads connecting MR 10 and Brilliant Convention Centre remained choked for four hours.indore Updated: Oct 09, 2014 23:43 IST
Two hours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top industrial delegates’ visit to Indore left residents frowning as roads connecting MR 10 and Brilliant Convention Centre remained choked for four hours on Thursday.
A few minutes after PM Modi landed at Indore airport, the traffic from airport to Brilliant Convention Centre, the venue of Global Investors Summit, was held up.
Ram Narayan, a B Tech student, said police stopped traffic for about 40 minutes. "Residents of Shayam Nagar, Sukhaliya and other areas who had to go to college or office were stopped for 40 minutes," he said.
The PM crossed Bapat Square around 10.30am and the traffic which was stopped since then was opened for commuters around 10.45am. During the PM’s return to the airport, the traffic was again stopped for about 30 minutes.
As a result of traffic restrictions for PM’s visit, adjoining areas, including Pardesipura, Pantnipura, Anoop Talkies, witnessed a jam-like situation. Traffic crawled for about an hour at Anoop Talkies. "I was stuck for an hour here. No traffic police was here to ease our problem. I reach office by 11.30am, instead of 10.30am," said Ankur Goswami, a private company employee.
The people living around the convention centre also faced a tough time as they could not leave their houses after 9am till the PM left. Schools and colleges in the vicinity of the convention centre remained closed on Thursday.
More than 6,000 security personnel were deployed on the VVIP routes to ensure that the PM's visit is hassle-free.
Normalcy on roads returned around 1pm, about two hours after the PM left the city.