Peak hour traffic rush on Monday evening may just get worse, as the Delhi Police begins trial runs on the dedicated Commonwealth Games lanes on four arterial roads in the city.
The trials will be conducted during from 4 and 6 p.m. (for routes, see box).
The scenario will be repeated on Tuesday, when trial runs on these lanes will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The trials are meant to familiarise commuters with the pattern of traffic movement during the Games. Exclusive lanes for Games will come into effect from September 20.
Those straying into these lanes will be penalised Rs 2,000 and their vehicles impounded.
The police clarified that ambulances and other vehicles of disaster management services will be given priority.
Trial runs conducted on five days earlier this month, had thrown traffic out of gear in the city.
A notification to invoke fine or impound vehicles of violators entering Games lanes has been issued by the Lieutenant Governor's office.
"The Traffic Police have made elaborate arrangements for smooth movement of Games traffic during the event. People are urged to use public transport like the Delhi Metro to avoid facing jams," said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
Restrictions on Games lanes will initially be operational during night hours alone, as international flights carrying athletes are scheduled to land then.