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Prez Murmu to lay base for Shillong Ropeway project

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Restrictions on vehicular movement for 2 days

SHILLONG, Jan 14: President Droupadi Murmu will lay the foundation stone of the Shillong Peak ropeway project during her visit to Meghalaya from January 15 to 17.
Officials on Sunday said the President will also virtually inaugurate the upgraded Rongjeng-Mangsang-Adokgre Road and Mairang-Ranigodown-Azara Road during a function to be held at Mawphlang.
She will lay the foundation stones of tourist accommodations in the villages of Kongthong, Mawlyngot, and Kudengrim too.
The President is scheduled to reach Shillong from the Garo Hills on Tuesday at around 12.30 pm.
Murmu will directly move to Mawphlang to visit Law Kyntang. After the Mawphlang function, she will attend a civic reception to be hosted in her honour by the Meghalaya government at the Raj Bhavan in Shillong.
The President will inaugurate the Meghalaya Games at the PA Sangma Stadium in Tura on Monday.
Sylvester Nongtnger, the Superintendent of Police of East Khasi Hills, said there will be certain restrictions on vehicular movement due to the route taken by the President to Law Kyntang.
“The general public is hereby requested to avoid travelling towards Mawngap and in and around Shillong city unless necessary. Vehicular traffic will be halted for 30 minutes before the arrival of the VVIP on 16 January at all traffic junctions,” he said.
The SP, however, said emergency service vehicles will be allowed to ply.
Nongtnger also said a rehearsal will be conducted ahead of the President’s visit from 10 am on Monday where vehicles will be staggered for some time.
He urged the public to avoid travelling on the Umshyrpi- Upper Shillong- Mawphlang route on Monday.
Meanwhile, in preparation for the arrival of the President, Governor Phagu Chauhan on Sunday inspected all departments of the Raj Bhavan. The exercise was undertaken to ensure a smooth and comfortable stay of the President.
On Wednesday, the President will leave Shillong to grace the golden jubilee celebrations of the Karbi Youth Festival at Taralangso, Diphu in Assam.

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