Delhi Traffic Police advisory for India-Africa Forum Summit

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Delhi Traffic Police have advised commuters to avoid the Raj Ghat-Shanti Van stretch, the Nizammudin bridge and the periphery of India Gate from October 28 to 29 in the wake of the ongoing India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS).

“Sardar Patel Marg, Teen Murti Marg, Akbar Road, Tees January Marg, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Subrahmaniam Bharti Marg, Mathura Road and Bhairon Road will be closed from 5.30 p.m. till 10.00 p.m. on Wednesday,” a traffic police advisory said.

To avoid congestion, entry towards New Delhi from Ring Road will be closed at Aurobindo Marg (from AIIMS crossing to Lodhi road) and Lala Lajpat Rai Marg (from Mool Chand Flyover), it said.

“During the summit (on both days), Ring Road from Ashram Chowk, Sarai Kale Khan, IP Estate, Raj Ghat, ISBT Kashmere Gate will remain open for general traffic,” said Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander.

“Dhaula Kuan, Ridge Road is continuously available for movement towards Karol Bagh. Similarly, Mother Teresa Crescent will remain open. The movement on Sardar Patel Marg will be affected only for a short duration,” he added.

“Barapulla Road, Lodhi Road, Safdarjung Road, Kamal Ataturk Marg, Mother Teresa Crescent are available. But these roads are likely to witness heavy traffic due to vicinity to the closed roads,” Chander said.

“On October 29, Sardar Patel Marg, Teen Murti Marg, Akbar Road, Tees January Marg, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Subrahmaniam Bharti Marg, Mathura Road, Bhairon Road, Ring Road (between Bhairon road and Raj Ghat) and Power House road leading to IG Stadium will remain closed from 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and then from 4.00 p.m. till 8.00 p.m., Chander said, adding, “North bound traffic on Ring Road will be diverted at Nizamuddin Bridge”.

However, the motorists may take C-Hexagan, Akbar Road, Maulana Azad Road to reach North or South Block from India Gate or C-Hexagon, Ashoka Road, K.G. Marg to reach Gole Dakkhana and Connaught Place etc., the advisory said.

People have been requested to plan their journey with sufficient time in hand to avoid inconvenience. “Use of public transport like Delhi Metro is recommended for faster movement and to avoid congestion, the advisory said.

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