பொதுநலவாய மாநாடு காரணமாக மூடப்படும் வீதிகள் விபரம்

பொதுநலவாய மாநாடு எதிர்வரும் 15ம் திகதி தொடக்கம் 17ம் திகதி வரை நடைபெறவுள்ளதால் கொழும்பில் அடிக்கடி வீதிகள் மூடப்படும் என பொலிஸார் அறிவித்துள்ளனர்.

அதன்படி மூடப்படும் வீதிகள், நேரம் போன்வற்றை ஆவணத்தில் காண முடிகிறது.

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The dreaded CHOGM is almost upon us. Every two years this meeting of heads of state and their entourages snarls traffic in some host country, and this year its us. What we’ve done is taken this text traffic plan and drawn it on a map and written it out in a table. The parts marked dark red are officially going to be closed or blocked at random times. The parts in light red are connecting roads we assume will be bad as well.

Executive Summary

Stay in your home or leave Colombo.

Dates Days Disasters
12th-14th Tue-Thur Avoid anything between airports and hotels.
Airports means Katunayake and Ratmalana.
13th-14th Wed-Thur Avoid BMICH
15th Friday Avoid Nelum Pokuna (Town Hall) and BMICH
16th Saturday Avoid Waters Edge and BMICH
17th Sunday Avoid BMICH

More Detail

Guests start arriving on Tuesday November 12th and continue till Thursday (the 14th). The new highway will make traffic from the Airport to Colombo not bad, but they will need to get to their hotels, messing up everything from Kelaniya on in, especially Baseline Road and Bauddhaloka Mawatha. Some private jets will also be arriving at Ratmalana Airport, messing up the Galle Road.

From the 13th there will be meetings and events at the BMICH, making traffic between there and the hotels bad. Specifically, avoid Bauddhaloka Mawatha. BMICH will be busy till the 17th.

The official opening is on the 15th, at Nelum Pokuna. This is near Town Hall and will basically mess up everything.

The main meetings are from the 16th-17th at Waters Edge in Battaramulla. This will mess up the Parliament Road for sure, and basically everything between there and the hotels.

CHOGM Event Calendar

Date Day Events Locations
12th Tuesday – Heads Of State arriving from airports
– Business Forum (Cinnamon Grand)
– Airports, Hotels
– Cinnamon Grand
13th Wednesday – Heads Of State arriving
– Foreign Ministers Meeting (BMICH)
– Meeting on Harare Declaration (BMICH)
– Business Forum (Cinnamon G)
– Airports, Hotels
– BMICH
– Cinnamon Grand
14th Thursday – Heads Of State Arriving
– FMs Meeting (BMICH)
– Civil Society Roundtable (BMICH)
– Press Conferences (BMICH)
– Business Forum (Cinnamon G)
– Airports, Hotels
– BMICH
– Cinnamon Grand
15th Friday – Opening And Conference (Nelum Pokuna)
– Main Meetings (Waters Edge)
– Youth Dialogue (BMICH)
– Press Conferences (BMICH)
– Nelum Pokuna
– Waters Edge
– BMICH
16th Saturday – Main Meetings (Waters Edge)
– Sports Breakfast (BMICH)
– Press Conferences (BMICH)
– Waters Edge
– BMICH
17th Sunday – Main Meetings (Waters Edge)
– Concluding Press Conference (BMICH)
– Waters Edge
– BMICH

Broadly, the heads of state arrive and they have to get to their hotels. Meanwhile events are starting up at BMICH. The thing kicks off on the 15th and they start having their main meetings at Waters Edge. The effect is that everything between Colombo 1 and 3 (where the hotels are) and Battaramulla and BMICH has to periodically and somewhat randomly close down to let them travel through.

CHOGM Traffic Plan (Unofficial)

Date Day Locations Avoid
12th Tuesday – Airports, Hotels
– Cinnamon Grand
– Airport Highway
– Baseline Road
– Galle Road from Ratmalana

– anything leading to a hotel (everything)

13th Wednesday – Airports, Hotels
– BMICH
– Cinnamon Grand
-Bauddhaloka Mawatha

– Airport Highway
– Baseline Road
– Galle Road from Ratmalana
– anything leading to a hotel (everything)

14th Thursday – Airports, Hotels
– BMICH
– Cinnamon Grand
-Bauddhaloka Mawatha

– Airport Highway
– Baseline Road
– Galle Road from Ratmalana
– anything leading to a hotel (everything)

15th Friday – Nelum Pokuna
– Waters Edge
– BMICH
Anything between the hotels
Town Hall
BMICH
Battaramulla.

Parliament Road
Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Union Place
Ward Place
Horton Place, etc.

16th Saturday – Waters Edge
– BMICH
Parliament Road
Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Union Place
Ward Place
Horton Place, etc.
17th Sunday – Waters Edge
– BMICH
Parliament Road
Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Union Place
Ward Place
Horton Place, etc.

If you take the airports, hotels, BMICH and Waters Edge as endpoints, that effectively snarls all of Colombo. The only parts that are relatively safe are Colombo 5 (Havelock Town), Wellawatte, Nugegoda, Dehiwala and Mount Lavinia.

The Out Of Town Stuff

Dates Event Location
10th-14th Peoples Forum Hikkaduwa
10th-14th Youth Forum Hambantota
15th-16th Spouses Programs Colombo, Kandy, Galle

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1 Response

  1. Rasheed says:

    எல்லோரும் மகியங்கனை , ஹம்பாந்தோட்டை சென்று ஒரு பத்துநாள் காட்டில் இருந்துவிட்டு கொழும்புக்கு வரவும். அது கொழும்பில் இருப்பதை விட நல்ல இருக்கும்.

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