Rehearsal for Independence Day, Traffic Restrictions in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug. 10 (ANI): Traffic advisory has been issued in the city for August 13 for a full dress rehearsal of the upcoming Independence Day Celebrations at Red Fort.

Several roads around Red Fort will be closed for general traffic from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Amongst them are 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 Subhash Marg and Link Road from Esplanade Road to Netaji Subhash Marg.

It has also been advised that vehicles avoid Tilak Marg, Mathura Road, BSZ Marg, Subhash Marg, J.L. Nehru Marg and Ring Road between Nizammuddin Bridge and ISBT bridge.

Additionally, commuters should be aware that there will be special checking of all vehicles-private and commercial-entering the National Capital Territory (NCT) from the neighbouring states through border entry points after 8 p.m. on August 12.

Public transportation will also be impacted as a result of the full dress rehearsal of the Independence Day Celebrations.

Local city buses, including the DTC buses, will not move on Ring Road from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. between Hanuman Setu and Bhairon Road 'T' point and will take an available alternative route.

Buses ordinarily terminating at Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Delhi Main Railway Station will be curtailed and diverted as follows: Opposite Ramlila Ground on J.L.N. Marg for buses approaching from South and West Delhi. Pedestrians can approach the Red Fort via Nukkar Faiz Bazar and Subhash Marg; at Mori Gate and Tis Hazari for buses coming from North, North West and East Delhi via ISBT Bridge. Pedestrians can reach Red Fort via Pul Duffrin and S.P.Mukherjee Marg; at Boulevard Road opp. Maharaja Agrasen Park for buses coming from North Delhi side from Ring Road. Pedestrians can reach Red Fort via Lothian Road -Chatta Rail - S.P.Mukherjee Marg - Chandni Chowk -Esplanade Road.

Normal bus service will be restored after 10 a.m.

Goods vehicles and Interstate busses will be impacted as part of the lead-up to Independence Day Celebrations in the Capital. All goods vehicles will not be permitted between Nizamuddin bridge and Wazirabad bridge from the midnight on August 12 to 11 a.m. on August 13.

Interstate Buses will not be allowed between Maharana Pratap ISBT and Sarai Kale Khan ISBT from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Both Goods vehicles and Interstate buses have been advised to commute via G.T.Road, Wazirabad Road and NH-24.

For those needing to commute to the Old Delhi Railway Station from South Delhi, the traffic advisory has suggested to use the following route: Mother Teresa Crescent - Park Street - Mandir Marg - Panchkuian Road - Rani Jhansi Marg - Pul Duffrin - S.P.Mukherjee Marg to reach the Railway Station.

For those commuting to Old Delhi Railway Station from other parts of the city, the traffic advisory has recommended the following path: All other directions from Ring Road - Kela Ghat Road - Zorawar Singh Marg - Mori Gate - Pul Duffrin -S.P.Mukherjee Marg to reach the Station.

Meanwhile, commuting to the New Delhi Railway Station will not be impacted by the full dress rehearsal of the upcoming Independence Day Celebration.

For commuters who would need to reach the Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) from New Delhi and South Delhi, it has been advised to follow the Mother Teresa Crescent - Park Street - Mandir Marg - Panchkuian Road - Rani Jhansi Road - Boulevard Road route.

There will be no impact to commuters who want to reach the ISBT from North Delhi.

To commuters who wish to reach Kasturba Hospital, the Ajmere Gate - Ajmere Bazar - Chowk Hauz Quazi - Chawri Bazar - Barshabulla - Urdu Bazar route has been recommended.

The route to J.P.N Hospital will not be affected.

Special instructions of the traffic advisory for August 13 has said that since the entire city will be under heightened security, barricades and checking will be intensified within the city and at the borders. Citizens have been requested to plan their movements, accordingly. (ANI)


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