People of Delhi and those who will be travelling to the National Capital you may have to crawl as traffic restrictions have been made ahead of Republic Day rehearsal. Proper arrangements have been made.
According to the advisory that was released by the Delhi Traffic Police said that Vijay Chowk, Janpath, and Man Singh Road will remain closed for the movement of traffic from 9am to 12pm on Saturday.
Jams will continue on Monday and Wednesday for the dress rehearsal.
The roads around the parade venue will also be closed in parts as per the movement of the parade and the traffic situation, Senior traffic officials said.
“It is advisable to cross the stretch before 8.45 am as the barricades will be in place after that. Planning journeys accordingly will help commuters avoid any inconvenience and hassles,” said Garima Bhatnagar, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
Roads which are likely to get affected by the parade are Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Barakhamba Road, South Avenue, Teen Murti Marg, Akbar Road, Rajaji Marg, Shahjahan Road, India Gate C-Hexagon, Purana Quila Road, Sher Shah Road, Copernicus Marg, and Tilak Marg.
“Though the timing for the parade is until 12 pm, the jams are expected to stretch till at least 1 pm. Traffic will be diverted as per the rush in the areas,” a senior traffic official said.
Also, heavy vehicles except those carrying milk, fruits, vegetables and other essential items, will not be allowed to enter Delhi through district Gurugram.
While stating this, a spokesman of Haryana Police said the restriction on plying of heavy vehicles would remain enforced from 8.30 PM Sunday to 12.30 PM on January 23 and from 8.30 PM on January 25 to 12.30 PM on January 26.
He said a written communication to this effect has been sent to Superintendents of Police of Rewari, Nuh and Jhajjar, and Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Faridabad.
They have been directed not to allow heavy vehicles to enter district Gurugram and divert traffic through other routes or get vehicles parked by identifying a proper place.
He said the Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Gurugram held a meeting with transporters and urged them to cooperate following these directions.
(With PTI input)