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Traffic restrictions in Delhi today ahead of Independence Day rehearsals

Traffic Restrictions Will Prevail In The City In The Wake Of Independence Day Rehearsals. Commuters Are Advised To Avoid Many Roads Leading To The Red Fort Ahead Of The Full Dress Rehearsal For The Independence Day Celebrations Starting Saturday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nivedita R | Updated on: 13 Aug 2016, 12:22:12 PM
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New Delhi:

Ahead of Independence Day function, traffic restrictions will be enforced in the city. Due to the full dress rehearsal day on August 13 half a dozen roads will be closed along with some diversions. The I-Day celebrations will be held at the Red Fort.

The affected stretches of six roads - Netaji Subhash Margh, Lothian Road, S P Mukherjee Marg, Chandni Chowk Road, Nishad Raj Marg and Esplanade Road - and its Link Road will be closed for general public from 5 am to 9 am on both the days, said Joint CP (Traffic) Garima Bhatnagar.

Vehicles without parking labels for the rehearsal need to avoid Tilak Marg, Mathura Road, BSZ Marg, Subhash Marg, JL Nehru Marg and Ring Road between Nizamuddin Bridge and ISBT bridge and take alternative route.

North-South traffic will follow alternative routes from Aurobindo Marg, Connaught Place-Minto Road, Ring Road ISBT and Nizamuddin bridge.

In the East-West corridor, the vehicular traffic will follow alternative routes of DND-NH24-Vikas Marg, Vikas Marg-DDU Marg, and Boulevard Road-Barfkhana.

Goods vehicles will not ply between Nizamuddin Bridge and Wazirabad bridge from August 12 midnight till 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 pm.

Local city buses, including DTC’s, will not move on Ring Road from 5 am to 9 am on August 13, between Hanuman Setu and Bhairon Road T point and take alternative route.

Buses ordinarily terminating at Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Delhi main railway station will be curtailed or diverted.Alternative routes will remain open to railway stations, bus stations and hospitals near the venue of Independence Day function, she said.

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First Published : 13 Aug 2016, 09:18:00 AM

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