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Delhi Police gears up to ensure smooth traffic during IITF

Restrictions on parking and pedestrian movement are among a slew of measures taken by the Delhi Police to ensure a smooth flow of traffic during the India International Trade Fair (IITF) beginning on Sunday.

delhi Updated: Nov 12, 2010 17:21 IST

Restrictions on parking and pedestrian movement are among a slew of measures taken by the Delhi Police to ensure a smooth flow of traffic during the India International Trade Fair (IITF) beginning on Sunday.

"No vehicle will be allowed to halt or park on the Mathura Road near Pragati Maidan where the trade fair will be held from November 14 to November 27," Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg told reporters here.

Besides, he said, pedestrians will not be allowed to cross the road near Pragati Maidan and they will have to use the three foot-overbridges on Mathura Road and an underpass in Bhairon Road to cross the stretch.

"Lakhs of people come to the fair. Elaborate arrangements have been made. One can expect congestion on Mathura Road, Bhairon Road, Ring Road, Sher Shah Road and Purana Quila Road during these days," Garg said.

To ensure smooth traffic, parking on Mathura Road, Bhairon Road, Sher Shah Road and Purana Quila Road will not be allowed, besides taking a U-turn on Mathura Road and right turn from Mathura Road to Purana Quila Road, the JCP said.

"There is no parking available for people in the vicinity of Pragati Maidan," Garg said, adding that visitors will have to avail the two 'Park and Ride' facilities at Sunehri Pullah on Lodhi Road and Ashpond behind Rajghat.

Garg said Metro will be the best mode of transport for those visiting the fair as Pragati Maidan Metro station is near the venue. People can also take DTC buses (No.s 344, 355, 374, 403, 405, 411, 419, 423, 429, 438 and 980).

"There will be no entry after 4 pm on weekends and after 6 pm on weekdays. Tickets are sold till 4 pm on weekdays and 2 pm on weekends. While the first five days are reserved for business visitors, the fair will be open for public from November 19," Garg said.

Tickets can be bought at any Metro Station in Delhi or NCR and can also be bought at Gate No 1 and 2 of Pragati Maidan. There is no sale of tickets for the fair anywhere else.

There will also be a "Round Robin DTC Shuttle" service connecting Pragati Maidan and Indraprastha Metro Stations and gates of the fair. "People can use shuttle service for entry and exit from Pragati Maidan and connecting to metro stations, pre-paid auto stand, park and ride facilities," Garg said.

Pre-paid auto facility will be available for visitors at Gate No 2 and 9.