Meghalaya: Elaborate traffic arrangement for Archbishop Jala’s funeral on Oct 23 (Detailed)

Meghalaya: Elaborate traffic arrangement for Archbishop Jala’s funeral on Oct 23 (Detailed)

SHILLONG | Oct 21, 2019:

In view of the upcoming funeral of the Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese, Most Rev Dominic Jala scheduled to be held on October 23, the Shillong Traffic Police has made elaborate arrangements in the city to ensure smooth flow of traffic in and around the city on that particular day and the same will be enforced from 6 am of October 23 till withdrawn.

Here are the following traffic arrangements:


  1. Dhankheti Point towards Don Bosco Point
  2. Don Bosco Point towards Dhankheti Point

Entry will only be allowed only for VIPs of which the Police will be controlling at every point.



  1. Salestian Training Centre (Reserved)
  2. Don Bosco Tchnical School (Reserved for vehicles with passes)
  3. Malki Play Ground
  4. Christ Koing College Basketball Court
  5. St Mary's School Campus
  6. Moreao Institute of Integral Training
  7. St Anthony's College Basketball Court
  8. St Margaret Compound
  9. St Anthony's HS School Stadium
  10. Loreto Convent School
  11. New Parking Lot of Loreto Convent School
  12. St Edmund's College Parking Lot.


  1. Nongthymmai Playground and Madam Iewrynghep Ground for HMVs coming from Laitkor side
  2. Bucher Road for HMVs coming from Upper Shillong side
  3. SRGT, Polo for HMVs coming from GS Road via Mawlai- Phudmuri road.

People attending the funeral are requested to park their vehicles in the designated parking lots as per the arrangement and not to park their vehicles on the road sides.

The City traffic police are expecting a huge footfall on October 23 as people from all faiths will be attending the funeral. "We are expecting a huge turnout of people from all faiths considering the fact that the Archbishop was a religious leader who was popular and known to many people irrespective of their religion," said East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police, Claudia Lyngwa.

SP of East Khasi Hills, Claudia Lyngwa

Meanwhile, the SP has also appreciated the Dorbar Shnongs and residents of Mawlai town for their cooperation and effectiveness in handling the traffic when the cortege reached Shillong on October 20 late evening.

As witnessed yesterday, when the cortege reached Mawlai area last night, not a single vehicle or scooty/motorcycle was seen. People followed the cortege on foot right from the Mawlai Mawtawar (By-pass) junction till Mawlai Parish in Phudmuri.

"It was one of the most beautiful solemn processions that we have witnessed," said Lyngwa while calling upon the residents of Shillong city to follow suit and to attend the funeral on foot so as to ease traffic congestion in the capital city.


Furthermore, the EKH SP has also appreciated the efforts of the Guwahati Police in clearing the traffic when the cortege was passing through the city from the airport till the Guwahati Province.

When asked about the medical support team on call, Lyngwa said that the Church will take care of the medical teams.

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