More than one lakh people are expected to turn up at the Ramlila Maidan on Saturday when AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal take oath as the eighth chief minister of Delhi.
The Delhi Police in its traffic advisory has advised commuters to avoid routes leading to the Maidan between 10am and 2pm. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 12 noon.
The roads which would be affected include JLN Marg, Rajghat, Delhi Gate, Asaf Ali Marg, Netaji Subash Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, DDU Marg, Connaught Place, Mandi House Tilak Marg, Mathura Road, Vikas Marg, Ranjit Singh Road, Bara Khamba Road, Parliament Street, Sikandra Road, Ashoka Road and the Ring Road from Kale Khan to ISBT.
According to police, people visiting New Delhi Railway station from East and North Delhi should take I.P. Marg and D.D.U Marg to reach Ajmeri Gate or Paharganj side of New Delhi Railway Station while those going to LNJP hospital will be facilitated to reach hospital through normal route.
Parking for officials will be at Chaman Lal Marg, Asaf Ali Road while general parking shall be at Tagore Road behind Civic Center and Mata Sundri Road. General parking for buses would be at Power House Road, Veldrome Road, Rajghat parking, Shanti Van Parking, Service roads Rajghat and Samtha Sthal as per requirements.
Arvind Kejriwal will travel by car, accompanied by his family, to the venue as his ill health prevents him from taking the metro like he did last time.
"There would be restriction or stopping/diversions of the vehicles as per the functional requirements and ground situation. Public is requested to use metro services while motorists are advised to follow the directions of the traffic policemen deployed on duty to avoid inconvenience," said joint commissioner of police (Traffic) Anil Shukla.
"A number of important dignitaries, general public and the media are scheduled to attend the ceremony. In this regard, elaborate security and traffic arrangements have been planned to ensure traffic circulation, pedestrians' movement, safety of visitors as well as that all the dignitaries and invitees reach the venue in time and the function is held smoothly," said Shukla.
Only limited number of buses would be parked on Mata Sundri Road. All other buses carrying persons for the ceremony would be diverted to Rajght and Veldrome Parking, police said.