I am happy that the President of the Republic of China will be on official visit in Mauritius next week but I am amazed by the traffic arrangements decided by the Mauritian police:
- Entire roads becomingÂ no parking zones including the whole of St Jean Road in Quatre-Bornes!
- Traffic diversions everywhere including for those poor souls living in Black-River who won’t be allowed to circulate on Palma road!
- Closure of roads at specific times including the M1 motorway!
I am 100% in favour of having special arrangements when a President visits the country. For instance, I agree about removing the speed breakers along the Palma road towards Flic-en-Flac as a Presidental delegation needs to travel at constant speed for security reasons.
What I find ridiculous though is penalising hundred of thousands of Mauritius on their way to work and back home. Helicopters should have been used (at least for the President himself — his “servants” would then have followed in a less penalising fashion.)
I predict massive traffic jams on Monday and Tuesday. Stay at home if possible. Leave your car at home at least. Damn!