20,000 weddings, AOL event: Here’s your traffic advisory for the day

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Mar 11, 2016 09:11 IST
Traffic in Delhi is expected to be heavy over the next three days, thanks to the World Culture Festival and the vast number of weddings scheduled to take place. (Sunil Ghosh/ HT Photo)

Major arterial roads in south and east Delhi are expected to witness severe traffic snarls for the next three days in view of the ‘World Culture Festival’, events hosted by the Radha Soami Satsang Beas, and more than 20,000 weddings scheduled in the city.

The Delhi Police and Noida Police are regulating the movement of traffic around the world culture festival venue along the DND flyway that connects the two cities.

Traffic movement at the Chilla border near Mayur Vihar will be regulated from early Friday morning to Sunday. Traffic personnel will be deployed on all Noida-Delhi borders, especially the Chilla border.

“We are planning to divert traffic from Chilla towards the Kalindi Kunj bridge and DND as we expect the Chilla border to be completely choked by visitors. We are trying our best to inform commuters to avoid certain routes and take alternative routes,” said Kiran Sivakumar, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Gautam Budh Nagar.

“We held a discussion with Delhi Police and they informed us that at least one lakh people will take the Akshardham road after getting down from the Metro to reach the event venue. So it is better to block this road for vehicles,” said Kiran.

The Delhi police have asked people to avoid Ring Road Bhairon Road to Ashram Chowk, DND Road, and NH-24 from Nizamuddin bridge to the Ghazipur Border.

The traffic police are getting numerous calls from city residents as they are worried about traffic for the next three days due to the event.

“To reach Delhi from Noida, we advise people to take Ashok Nagar, Jhundpura, NH-24 Kondli, Sarita Vihar and DND routes. Meanwhile, we are doing a survey of other routes to see if there is need for more diversions. We do not have idea about the crowd. One lakh people is a huge crowd who will walk to the event site from the Metro station and we expect people from Uttar Pradesh will also try to attend the event in buses, cars, trucks etc. We are just gearing up to manage the traffic for the next three days,” said traffic inspector Dharmendra Singh Yadav.

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