In view of ensuing Hornbill Festival from December 1 to 7, Superintendent of Police, Kohima, Zekotso Mero has issued traffic regulation for vehicles of various categories for crossing Kohima town and attending the places of function with effect from December 1 in the interest of public safety and convenience.
Traffic regulation for heavy vehicles/trucks:
Heavy vehicles (Trucks) except passenger buses would not be allowed entry into Kohima town at By-Pass Check Gate, Dimori Cove Point Kigwema, Merema Check Gate and BSF Check Gate, Keyake from 8 am to 12 hours. Entry into Kohima town from Dimori Cove Point, Merema Check Gate and BSF Check Gate shall be permitted for heavy vehicles (Trucks) from 12 noon to 4 pm during which heavy vehicles (Trucks) would not be permitted entry into Kohima town from By-Pass Check Gate.
Entry of Heavy vehicles (Trucks) into Kohima town from By-Pass Check Gate shall be permitted from 4 pm to 6 pm during which heavy vehicles (trucks) will not be permitted entry into Kohima town at Dimori Cove Point, Merema Check Gate and BSF Check Gate.
Traffic regulation for Kisama Complex:
Entry of vehicle without Car Pass through Gate-I (Main Gate of the complex) would be allowed only to light vehicles (Govt/private) and the vehicles shall be parked at the common parking area marked ‘X’ Parking Zone and shall not be allowed further entry beyond Gate-II (near common parking area).
Taxis and Buses without authorized Hornbill Logo have not been permitted entry through Gate-I (Main Gate). They shall proceed to Stone Quarry along NH-39 towards Dimori Cove designated as Parking Zone for taxis/buses.
Vehicles with Car Pass ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ only would be allowed entry through Gate-I and Gate-II and vehicles with Car Pass ‘A’ only will be allowed entry through Gate-III (near traffic control booth).
For all vehicles with ‘A’ and ‘B’ Car Pass, no driver shall be allowed to abandon or move out from their respective vehicles to prevent sabotage activities.
All drivers have been advised to keep the vehicles properly locked to ensure safety of the vehicles.
Areas designated as ‘No Parking Zone’:
Between Gate-I (Main Gate) and Gate-II (except buses with authorized Hornbill Logo and Car Pass ‘C’), from Gate-I (Main Gate) upto 1 km towards Kohima along NH-39 and from Gate-I (Main Gate) upto Stone Quarry towards Kigwema along NH-39.
Traffic regulation at Kohima town daily in view of the Night Market from 3 pm onwards wef December 1 to 7.
The stretch of the road from ‘Y’ junction near Phoolbari traffic point via NST bus station to Razhü traffic point will be a ‘no traffic zone’ in view of the Night Market. Down Vehicles would be regulated through the following road diversion which shall be declared as “One Way Traffic” wef December 1 to 7.
‘Y’ junction via thorough fare behind the rostrum of Local Ground would be for light vehicles only.
In view of Night Bazaar along the stretch between ‘Y’ Jn. to Razhü Point, no vehicles would be allowed to proceed from New Market Jn. towards New NST Jn.
UP VEHICLES will ply along the usual route through Razhü point via ‘D’ Block to Phoolbari traffic point. .
No vehicles will be allowed to be parked between ‘Y’ Junction and NSF Office and between Razhü Point and Northern Gate of Local Ground, Kohima daily from 3 pm till completion of the Hornbill Festival.
Zonal taxis using the Parking Zone near Bank of Baroda has been shifted to Kezieke Parking area from 3 pm till completion of Night Market daily wef December 1 to 7 to ease traffic parking congestion.
Parking of Local taxis at New NST will be shifted to Kezieke Parking area from 3 pm till completion of Night Market daily wef from December 1 to 7 to ease traffic parking congestion .
A Hornbill Police Station with number 0370-2900581 has been set up at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama wef November 28for maintenance of law and order and to provide security to visitors attending the festival.
SP Kohima has requested general public and road users to follow the above new traffic regulations for smooth flow of traffic at Kohima town and also cooperate with the security personnel in the maintenance of law and order during Hornbill celebrations.