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Security beefed up in Tamil Nadu ahead of I-Day celebrations, traffic diverted in Chennai

The Tamil Nadu government has beefed up security across the state ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. This will also be the first time that DMK leader MK Stalin will be hoisting the national flag as the state’s chief minister on Independence Day.

The flag hoisting ceremony will be held at the St George Fort in Chennai.

The state government said it will be celebrating the Independence Day with tight security and also follow Covid protocol.

The government has advised people to stay indoors due to the pandemic. No cultural event will be held on the occasion as a precaution.

TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS IN CHENNAI ON AUGUST 15

The Greater Chennai Traffic Police said that in view of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15 at St. George Fort, the following modifications in the movement of traffic will be effective from 6.00 am till the function is over.

  • The stretch of Kamarajar Salai from Labor Statue up to RBI Subway North on Rajaji Salai and Flag Staff Road will be closed for all vehicular traffic other than the vehicles with car passes.
  • Vehicles coming on Kamarajar Salai and proceeding towards Parry’s Corner via Rajaji Salai may take the route via Wallajah Salai, Anna Salai, Muthusamy Bridge, Muthusamy Road, RA Mandram and NFS Road to reach Parrys Corner.
  • Vehicles coming on Rajaji Salai and proceeding towards Kamarajar Salai via Secretariat may take the route via Parrys Corner, NFS Road, RA Mandram, Muthusamy Road, Muthusamy Bridge, Anna Salai and Wallajah Road to reach Kamarajar Salai.
  • Vehicles coming from Anna Salai and intending to proceed towards Parrys Corner and Kamarajar Salai via Flag Staff Road may take route via Muthusamy Bridge, Muthusamy Road, RA Mandram, NFS Road to reach Parrys Corner and Anna Salai, Wallajah Road to reach Kamarajar Salai respectively.
  • Security has been beefed at all landmark places in the state. Police force has been deployed at Pamban Railway Bridge in Rameswaram.
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