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Traffic snarl marks openning of night carnival

By EMN Updated: Dec 18, 2013 1:45 am

Staff Reporter

MASSIVE turn out coupled with perpetual traffic snarl on Tuesday evening was the scene at the beginning of the three days night carnival in Dimapur, which was organized to commemorate the 50th Statehood Day celebrations as well as to welcome the festive season. People in thousands have turn out to witness the event where items such as games, instant photo studio, eateries, sale of fancy items were on display.
For Atula, who came with her four years daughter, said it was the first time ever that such event is being organised in Dimapur. She wished that all other members come and enjoy the fun offered during the carnival.
According to the organizers, the programme is being initiated to provide platform for merrymaking so that people from all walks of live could have a quality time with family members and loved ones. More importantly, the event is being organized in commemoration of the State 50th Statehood Day celebration coinciding with festive season in welcoming Christmas and New Year. If the prograame proved successful, the organizers planned to make it an annual event.
Altogether 85 stalls have been set up. Additional attraction of the programme is the musical concert to be performed by local artistes every evening.
People from all ages young and old including the infirmed were seen frolicking to get the seasonal taste of the carnival.
However, the gala event has come with tinge of discontentment, particularly for the commuters along the stretch from Deluxe Point (Bata Charali) to Holy Cross School junction, who had a harrowing time following diversion of normal traffic regulation.
Commuters were taken by surprise as they were held up in traffic snarl for hours following diversion of normal regulations. Commuters coming from New Flyover were restricted entry at Nyamo Lotha Road (erstwhile Church Road) as they were directed to take Anwar Hussain Road/ Eros Lane which were much narrow for massive number of vehicles to accommodate.
Traffic personnel too had their share of ingratitude remarks while maintaining the traffic regulation following restriction of entry along the Church Road – venue of the carnival. Despite all efforts to create conducive atmosphere in controlling unaccounted number of vehicles, traffic personnel were reportedly bombarded with unwanted remarks from unruly commuters.
Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries, however, were happy with the outcome of the programme. DCCI official informed that the turnout was beyond expectation despite participation of permanent shopkeepers who had to stick to their normal routine.
IRB personnel, GBs, DBs and traffic personnel were seen on routine duty during the carnival.

By EMN Updated: Dec 18, 2013 1:45:01 am