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Avoid Central Delhi till Jan 26

Rehearsals for the Republic Day parade will take place at Raj Path between 9.45am and 12pm at on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and between 9.45am and 1pm on next Monday.

delhi Updated: Jan 16, 2012 23:40 IST

Steer clear of Central Delhi till Republic Day if you do not want to be caught up in massive jams.

Rehearsals for the Republic Day parade will take place at Raj Path between 9.45am and 12pm at on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and between 9.45am and 1pm on next Monday.

During rehearsals, the parade will generate from Vijay Chowk and terminate at India Gate via Rajpath and C Hexagon.

Delhi Police will enforce restrictions on the movement of vehicles at crossings of several arterial roads such as Rafi Marg, Janpath and Mansingh Road in Central Delhi to facilitate uninterrupted movement of the parade.

Traffic movement will be closed from the morning on both north and south of Vijay Chowk — the assembly point of the parade — till the departure of the contingents.

Police have also planned a massive diversion of buses on those days. “Ideally, one should avoid using his private vehicle in Central Delhi on rehearsal days. Because of diverted traffic, jams are likely to take place on these roads,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).