Mohali match: PM gives instructions for hassle-free movement

To ensure a hassle-free movement for the public, PM Singh asked authorities in Chandigarh not to create inconvenience for the common people during his visit to Mohali on Wednesday to witness the India-Pakistan cricket match.

Updated: Mar 29, 2011, 21:07 PM IST

New Delhi: To ensure a hassle-free movement
for the public, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday asked
authorities in Chandigarh not to create inconvenience for the
common people during his visit to Mohali on Wednesday to witness
the India-Pakistan cricket match.

"The Prime Minister has given clear instructions that
on account of his movement in Mohali tomorrow, no member of
the public should be put to inconvenience," PMO sources said.

Singh will watch the match along with his Pakistani
counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Mohali tomorrow. The town is
expected to witness heavy traffic on account of movement of
VVIPs reaching there to watch the high-voltage encounter.

The Prime Minister`s instructions come in the backdrop
of earlier instances when people complained about hardships
faced by them during his visits.

Last December, a family in Delhi had claimed that its
46-year-old bread-earner had died of a heart attack allegedly
due to delay in taking him to a hospital because of traffic
blockade for Singh`s movement, prompting the PMO to seek a
report from the Delhi Police.

A 32-year-old man had died at the gate of a hospital in
Chandigarh last November as security for the Prime Minister`s
visit allegedly hindered his access to timely medical
treatment.

In July last year, parents of eight-year-old Aman Khan
had blamed security arrangements for the Prime Minister as the
reason for their son`s demise alleging that the boy died as
they could not take him to a hospital due to roadblocks
erected during his visit to Kanpur.

PTI