Chandrayaan-3: PM Modi to visit Bengaluru on August 26 to congratulate ISRO team BTP issues Traffic Advisory

Pramesh S Jain 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Bengaluru on August 26,to greet the ISRO scientists and officials for the successful landing of Candrayaan-3’s lander and deployment of rover on moon’s surface.

The Karnataka BJP is planning a grand welcome for the Prime Minister by organising a mega road show in the city on his arrival, senior BJP leader and former Minister R Ashoka said on Thursday.

“PM Narendra Modi is coming on August 26. We will be receiving him in big numbers with more than 6,000 people at HAL airport.

There, he might address the people of Bengaluru.Our (BJP) national leader Santosh Ji (General Sec B L Santosh) just spoke to me to organise a mega roadshow in Peenya,I have spoken to Dasarahalli MLA Muniraju on this,”he said.

Speaking to reporters here,Ashoka said the Prime Minister has given the opportunity to the people of Bengaluru to share this joy with him.

“We the people of Bengaluru will give Modi a grand welcome,because ISRO means Bengaluru and Bengaluru means ISRO.He is coming here to congratulate ISRO scientists,he added.

Though the details of PM’s visit have not been shared, he is likely to visit the Missions Operations Complex at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) here to congratulate the scientists and officials of the space agency.

PM Modi on Wednesday congratulated ISRO Chairman S Somanath on the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission and said he would soon visit them in Bengaluru to greet the entire team in person.He had a phone conversation with Somanath from Johannesburg, where he is attending the BRICS summit.

Before the phone conversation, he had virtually witnessed the landing and addressed ISRO scientists from Johannesburg.

Noting that the plan was to organise a roadshow of about 1 km near Peenya,Ashoka said at the airport too there will be a gathering of people to welcome the PM. A meeting has been convened at the party office to discuss and finalise things,he added.

Traffic Advisory issued by BTP

Elaborate traffic arrangements have been made in view of VVIP visit to Bengaluru city on Saturday to ensure smooth flow of traffic .

According to official release,since traffic restrictions and diversions are also being implemented,road users have been advised to use alternative roads and avoid the following roads from morning 4.30 AM to 9.30 AM.

Roads coming under restrictions includes -Old Airport Road,Old Madras Road,MG Road,Cubbon Road, Rajbhavan Road,Bellary Road (Mekhri Circle),CV Raman Road,Yeshwanthpur Flyover Tumkur Road(from Yashwanthapur to Nagasandra),Magadi Road,Outer Ring Road (from Goraguntepalya Jn to Summanahalli) , Gubbi Thotadhappa Road,Jalahalli cross Road All types of Heavy Goods Vehicles are prohibited have been prohibited from 4.00 AM to 10.00 AM Public are requested to cooperate.