MoD tightens rules on road closures

Further tightening the regulations over road closures in cantonments, the Defence Ministry told the defence services that closures cannot be undertaken without its prior approval.

“It is absolutely essential to follow the procedure prescribed in Section 258 of the Cantonments Act, 2006. No public road in the cantonments shall be closed by the Local Military Authorities (LMA) without following due procedure as set out below,” it said in a letter.

Earlier this month, the Ministry, after consultations with the Army and members of Cantonment Boards, decided to open up all roads in cantonments for public use.

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