In a special review meeting held by the Regional Commissioner PA Meghannavar in regards to the visit of the President to the city, the officials were of the opinion that it would be better to fly him to the venue at GIT Udymabag rather than driving him from Airport.
The officials said the roads are ‘non motorable’ and hence it is preferred that the the President uses a helicopter to reach the venue.
President Ramnath Kovind is scheduled to inaugurate the platinum jubilee celebrations on September 15 of Karnatak Law Society in Gogte Institute of Technology.
Now the local administration is awaiting a approval from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, and if approved then two helipads would be built near Macche village which is near to VTU Guest house. The guest house can be used by the President and then he can be driven to the venue within 10 minutes.
The approximate 5.2 KM stretch from the VTU to GIT can be covered in 10 minutes, other wise the president will have to cover 25 kms via road from the airport.
The PWD has been instructed to remove all road humps from the airport to the venue, and all roads leading to the venue will have to be repaired as other guests like Governor, Chief Minister, Attorney General, Chief Justice of the Supreme court, Chief justice of the High courts would also be attending the function.
The PWD will also be looking after the stage and GIT campus as per the protocol.