PM visit: restrictions on movement of vehicles

PM visit: restrictions on movement of vehicles

The movement of vehicles has been restricted between 8 am and 2 pm in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dharmasthala and later Ujire Rathnavarma Stadium to take part in a public programme on Sunday.

According to SP Sudheer Kumar Reddy, all the vehicles from Mangaluru to Dharmasthala should ply via Mangaluru-B C Road-Uppinangady-Nelyadi-Periyashanthi-Kokkada-Niddle-Dharmasthala route.

All the vehicles from Dharmasthala to Mangaluru should ply via Dharmasthala-Nidle-Kokkada-Periyashanthi-Nelyadi-Uppinangady-Mangaluru.

All the vehicles from Dharmasthala-Ujire-Charmadi-Chikkamagaluru should ply via Dharmasthala-Puduvettu Cross-Kakkinje-Charmadi route.

The vehicles from Dharmasthala to Ujire should travel via Dharmasthala-Puduvettu Cross-Kakkinje.

All the vehicles coming to Dharmasthala from Karkala, Moodbidri and Venoor should ply via Gutuvayanakere-Uppinangady-Nelyadi-Kokkada to reach Dharmasthala, he added.

Parking of vehicles on either side of the road in Dharmasthala and Ujire has been banned from October 29 morning. If vehicles are found parked beside the road, then such vehicles will be shifted using towing vehicles.

The public can park the vehicles near Janardhan Swamy Temple in Ujire while VIP pass holders can park vehicles at Belalu Cross, he added.

The prime minister will distribute 1.2 million Rupay cards to the PMJDY account holders facilitated by the Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) and will lauch digitised cashless SHG transaction in Karnataka and launch of "Preserve Mother Earth and Transfer to the Next Generation Campaign" on the occasion.

About one lakh people are likely to take part including 60,000 members of SKDRDP.

New helipad

In the wake of the visit of the prime minister, the PWD has constructed two helipads at a cost of Rs 15 lakh at Dharmasthala.

Meanwhile, four of Modi's vehicles arrived in Mangaluru by a special Indian Air Force (IAF) cargo flight on Thursday. Modi, who will arrive by a special flight to Mangaluru International Airport, later would fly by helicopter to Dharmasthala.

The road from Dharmasthala to Ujire is decked up with flexes of industrialists, banks, political leaders welcoming the prime minister. All the plastic and solid waste dumped beside the roads have been cleared on Saturday.

Security

Security has been tightened in Dharmasthala and Ujire.

Dharmasthala temple, helipad and the stadium in Ujire are heavily guarded by the police. Over 3,000 police personnel will provide security. Anti-sabotage check teams are stationed at Dharmasthala.

Special Protection Group (SPG), an elite Central armed force, has already arrived and is keeping a vigil on strategic locations in the temple town. Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) teams have also been stationed.

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