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Delhi traffic department asks commuters to use metro ahead of I-Day

India TV News Desk 12 Aug 2014, 21:46:37 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police today issued an advisory asking commuters to avoid several roads leading to the Red Fort and instead use Delhi Metro, ahead of the full dress rehearsal of the Independence Day celebrations tomorrow.  

“Owing to the full dress rehearsal the entire city will be under heightened security. Barricades and checking will be intensified within the city and at the borders. Citizens are requested to plan their movements accordingly. For hassle-free journey, commuters may avail the services of Delhi Metro,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Anil Shukla, said.  

Major roads around Red Fort area would be closed for general traffic from 5 AM to 9 AM tomorrow.  Restrictions on traffic would apply to Netaji Subhash Marg from Delhi Gate to Chatta Rail, Lothian Road from GPO Delhi to Chatta Rail, S P Mukherjee Marg from H C Sen Marg to Yamuna Bazar Chowk, Chandni Chowk from Fountain to Red Fort Chowk, New Darya Ganj Road from Ring Road to Netaji Subhas Marg and Link Road from Esplanade Road to Netaji Subhas Marg, police said.

Vehicles which do not have parking labels may avoid Tilak Marg, Mathura Road, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Subhash Marg, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg and Ring Road between Nizammuddin Bridge and ISBT bridge and take the route as advised, he said.  Local city buses including DTC would be restricted on Ring Road from 5 AM to 9 AM tomorrow between Hanuman Setu and Bhairon Road ‘T' point.

Buses terminating at Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Delhi Main Railway station will be diverted, police said, while adding that normal bus services will be restored at 10:00 AM.  Apart from that all goods vehicles will not be permitted between Nizamuddin bridge and Wazirabad bridge from midnight today to 11 AM on August 13.

Inter-state buses will not be allowed between Maharana Pratap ISBT and Sarai Kale Khan ISBT from 5 AM to 9 AM. These buses may use G T Road, Wazirabad Road and NH-24.  “The city will be under heightened security and there shall be special checking of all vehicles, both private and commercial, entering the NCT from the neighbouring states through border entry points, from 8 PM on the intervening night of 12-13 August,” the traffic advisory said.  Informative signages have been displayed for the guidance of vehicular traffic destined for the Red Fort function at all important traffic junctions, police said.

During the rehearsal and the actual celebrations on August 15, no cameras, binoculars, handbags, briefcases, transistors, cigarette lighters, tiffin boxes, mobile phones, water bottles, lunch boxes, among other items will be permitted, he said.