Delhi Police issues traffic advisory ahead of R-Day parade rehearsal

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New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In view of the upcoming Republic Day parade rehearsal, the Delhi Police on Tuesday issued an traffic advisory suggesting motorists and general commuters to avoid roads connecting Red Fort and Vijay Chowk due to restrictions from Wednesday till January 26.

According to traffic arrangement for a smooth conduct of the parade rehearsal that will start from 9 a.m to 12.30 p.m, commuters and motorists have been suggested to avoid Vijay Chowk-Rajpath, C-Hexagon Outer Road up to Tilak Marg-Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg-Netaji Subhash Marg via Red Fort.

“No traffic movement will be allowed on Rajpath from 11 p.m on Tuesday on Rafi Marg, Janpath and Man Singh Road till the parade is over. C-Hexagon at India Gate will be closed for traffic from 9 a.a on Wednesday till the parade crosses Tilak Marg,” Joint Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar said.

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For the facilitation of smooth passage of the parade, motorists and commuters are requested to plan their journey in advance accordingly and avoid the route of parade from 9 a.m to 12.30 p.m for their own convenience, Kumar said.

“Traffic advisory suggested alternatives roads that motorists can follow as North and South corridor that includes Ring Road, Ashram Chowk, Sarai Kale Khan, IP Flyover for going Rajghat via Ring Road. For going Mandir Marg, commuters can take route from Madarsa, Lodhi Road T-point via Aurobindo Marg, AIIMS Chowk, Ring Road-Daula Kaun and Shankar Road,” the officer said.

“There is East and West corridor for motorists who have been suggested to take Ring Road via Bhairon Road at Mathura Road and Lodhi Road. For going AIIMS Chowk, commuters can take Ring Road-Dhaula Kaun via Mandir Marg. For going Ring Road-ISBT, motorists can take Chadgi Ram Akhara via IP College and Mall road via Azadpur and Punjabi Bagh,” he added.

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Metro Rail service will remain available for commuters at all stations during the full-dress rehearsal ceremony on Wednesday but boarding and de-boarding will not be permitted at Kendriya Sachivalaya and Udyog Bhawan from 5 a.m till 12 noon, the advisory said.

On Republic Day, the parade will start at 9.50 a.m from Vijay Chowk to Red Fort ground. There will be related function at India Gate at 9 a.m the same day. No traffic will be allowed on Rajpath from Vijay Chowk to India Gate from Janaury 25 till the parade is over.

“From 10 a.m on January 26, traffic on Tilak Marg, BSZ Marg and Subhash Marg will not be allowed in both directions. Cross traffic will be allowed depending upon the movement of the parade,” he added.

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“Flying of sub-conventional aerial platforms like para-gliders, para motors, hang gliders, UAVs, UASs, microlight aircraft, remotely-piloted aircraft, hot air balloons, small-size powered aircraft, quadcopters or para jumping from aircraft and the likes are prohibited over the jurisdiction of National Capital Territory of Delhi from Janaury 9 till February 9,” the officer added.

–IANS

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