Entry rule in CR Park spells traffic trouble
If you're heading to Chittaranjan Park to be a part of the Durga Puja festivities, make sure your car has an entry pass. Shaswati Das reports.delhi Updated: Oct 22, 2012 00:35 IST
If you're heading to Chittaranjan Park to be a part of the Durga Puja festivities, make sure your car has an entry pass.
Those without entry passes may have to walk from the helm of Kalkaji to the interiors of CR Park to see the pandals. Motorists passing by the south Delhi locality will have a tough time, too.
The traffic police barricade the entry points to CR Park after 7pm, leading to endless waits for those making their way through CR Park to Govindpuri and Kalkaji nearby.
"I was trying to reach Govindpuri through CR Park. But the police kept saying that I needed an entry pass for my car. It was the same story at all entry points," said Mukul Kumar, a Govindpuri resident.
The situation is likely to prevail on the remaining days of the Durga Puja as only those motorists with valid entry passes will be permitted past the barricades.
While the passes are issued only to the residents and members of the local resident welfare association, visitors will have to get the passes from friends or family members living in CR Park if they want to take their vehicles into the locality.
People travelling to areas such as Kalkaji should avoid CR Park and go via Nehru Place to Kalkaji and from Savitri Cinema towards Alaknanda via Greater Kailash.
The traffic police officers, however, maintained that the exercise was intended to decongest the interiors of the colony in the festival season. "We allow only those with entry pass stickers on their cars to pass to avoid traffic congestion in the narrow lanes of the locality in front of the houses," said a traffic police officer. The traffic police have also issued a statement saying there may be jams on the route linking Nehru Place with IIT-Delhi till Tuesday due to the Durga Puja celebrations.