Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra asked officials to look for alternative routes for the VIPs during the Global Investors’ Summit so that there should not be any inconvenience to the common man.
“Along with the main route, alternative routes should also be decided for the VVIPs. Adequate number of police personnel should be deployed on the routes. The guests should reach the site on time and for that, the time taken to reach the venue from the place of their stay and the route should be displayed at the reception of the hotel,” Mishra said while reviewing the arrangements for the GIS.
He said drivers should also be properly briefed about which route they have to use to reach the venue and where they have to park their vehicles. Special priority should be given to ambulances and firefighting vehicles. In the event of an emergency, an alternative route should also be decided for the ambulance, he said.
“Adequate number of cranes should be kept ready, as should mechanics to fix minor problems in vehicles so as to prevent traffic jams in case of breakdowns,” he said.
Additional Chief Secretary, MSME, Amit Mohan Prasad spoke about the preparations for the exhibition in the GIS. He said all the stalls and halls would be ready in time.
Lucknow Municipal Commissioner Inderjit Singh said it would be a ‘zero waste’ event. The entire zone is ODF as 250 toilets have been installed at the venue and over 1,000 sweepers have been pressed into service for cleaning. Vehicles have also been deployed for road washing and dust removal.
The work of tent city has almost been completed while the work of arranging accommodation and allotment is in progress. Arrangements have been made in 45 hotels and three tent cities for the guests to stay. The chief secretary said branding of the state should be done in the tent city.