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Caught in a traffic jam, CM steps out to clear Pondy road

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday donned the role of a traffic regulator by standing on the road to clear the congestion.

Published: 15th August 2017 01:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2017 06:56 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Narayanasamy instructing police officials to clear encroachment from a road in Puducherry on Monday | Express

By Express News Service

PUDUCHERRY: Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday donned the role of a traffic regulator by standing on the road to clear the congestion. While returning from a private function, Narayanasamy was caught in a traffic jam at Ambedkar Salai in Uppalam-Mudaliarpet Junction. He alighted from the vehicle and walked around 300 metres to find out what had  created the bottleneck.

That was when Narayanasamy saw the road partially  encroached with materials used for construction of a building, which left a narrow path for movement of vehicles. He immediately directed the building contractor to remove the materials from the road and told him to ensure that the road was not blocked in future. He further directed the police to monitor its compliance.

In the past few days, Puducherry has been experiencing good inflow of tourists because of a string of holidays  , including Krishna Janmasthami and Independence Day. For ensuring that there are no traffic snarls, the government has opened the Old Port area for parking of the incoming vehicles.

Directions had been given for clearance of all encroachments from the road to ensure free movement of vehicles. While the police had acted upon in several cases, in this particular case on Ambedkar Salai they strangely failed to get the builder fall in line before the CM intervened.

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