PM's visit: Traffic restrictions in Kochi airport premises, Kalady

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Ernakulam: The district police will impose strict traffic restrictions near Nedumbassery airport and Kalady, citing the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 1 and 2.

No vehicles will be allowed to pass through the airport road from Athani airport junction to Kalady Mattoor junction on September 1 from 3.30 pm to 8 pm.

Traffic curbs have been placed near the airport on September 2 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Ernakulam rural police informed that the passengers who are en route to the airport should chart their travel accordingly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be on a 2-day visit to Kerala from Thursday during which he would attend various programmes, including the commissioning of the country's first indigenously built aircraft carrier — INS Vikrant -- on September 2.

The Prime Minister would arrive here on Thursday evening, address a public meeting and visit the Adi Shankara janmabhoomi kshetram (temple) at Kalady -- the birthplace of the Hindu saint, official sources said on Wednesday.

Also, he would lay the foundation stone of Kochi Metro Phase- II project at 6 PM on Thursday and inaugurate phase-1A, first stretch from SN Junction to Vadakkekotta.

The next day, he would commission the Vikrant at the Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi and also "unveil the new naval ensign (Nishaan) thereby doing away with the colonial past," the PMO has said in a statement.

(with inputs from agencies)

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