Delhi Police issue a traffic advisory: Many routes across the capital will be without limits to the general public for a few hours on August 15th.
Delhi Police has issued a traffic alert ahead of the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort on Sunday, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation. On the advice, the Force instructed passengers to avoid certain routes while performing official duties.
Below is a list of routes that will be affected due to Independence Day restrictions and other restrictions:
- Public traffic around the Red Fort will be closed from 4 am-10 am. Only authorized vehicles are allowed in this area.
- Also from 4 am-10 am, eight roads will be closed to the general public. They are Netaji Subhash Marg, SP Mukherjee Marg, Lothian Road, Chandni Chowk Road, Nishad Raj Marg, Esplanade Road along with its Ring Road from Netaji Subhash Marg, Ring Road from Rajghat to ISBT, and R Tur Ring Road from ISBT to Indraprastha Flyover.
- Vehicles without parking labels C-Hexagon India Gate, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, Sikandra Road, Tilak Marg, Mathura Road, Bahadur Shah Jafar Marg, Subhash Marg, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Ring Road from Nizamuddin Bridge to ISBT, and fly tur ring road from IP flyover bypass to ISBT over Salinghar.
- Passengers heading north and south of the capital should take alternate routes from Aurobindo Marg-Safdarjung Road, Connaught Place-Minto Road and Nizamuddin Bridge to cross the Yamuna-Pushtha Road-GT Road.
- Those heading towards the East-West Corridor can take alternative routes from DND-NH24-Vikas Marg, Vikas Marg-DDU Marg and Boulevard Road-Baraf Khana.
- The Geeta Colony bridge going towards Shantivan will be closed. Vehicles are prohibited from using the Lower Ring Road from the ISBT Kashmir Gate towards Shantivan and from the IP Flyover towards Rajghat.
- The ban on the movement of goods vehicles on the Nizamuddin Bridge and the Wazirabad Bridge came into force from midnight on August 14 and will be lifted at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
- Maharana Pratap and Sarai Kale Khan will not allow interstate buses on ISBT from midnight on August 14 to 11 am on August 15. At the same time, DTC buses cannot travel between ISBT and NH-24 / at the NH T-point on the ring road.
- Buses terminating at Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and New Delhi Railway Station will be reduced or diverted. Normal services will resume after 10 a.m. However, alternative routes to railway stations, bus terminals and hospitals will be opened for use near the I-Day function venue.
- In additional security measures, Delhi Police has banned the use of para gliders, hang gliders, para motors, UAVs, remote-pilot aircraft, hot air balloons, quadcopters, etc. till August 16. Cameras, binoculars, handbags, briefcases, transistors, cigarette lighters, tiffin boxes, water bottles, lunch boxes, umbrellas and remote control car keys are also banned.