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For closing ceremony, ride Metro to the venue

delhi Updated: Oct 12, 2010 00:57 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
New Delhi

De-board at the right Metro station to go to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for watching the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday or else you might not get a chance to enter the stadium.

In a bid to clear traffic chaos in the vicinity of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and ensure spectators' convenience, Delhi Traffic Police have given clear directions about the use of Metro services. In the absence of proper guidelines, spectators had to experience chaos and confusion while entering the stadium during the opening ceremony on October 3.

"Keeping in view the inconvenience faced by people during the opening ceremony, as most people were ignorant about the right Metro station to de-board, we have made a strict route plan for the spectators of the closing ceremony," said Satyendra Garg, Joint CP (Traffic).

Spectators, who are entitled to enter the stadium through gate number 6, should get down at Jor Bagh Metro station and take DTC shuttle bus to Fourth Avenue and walk through the pedestrian bridge to reach gate number 6.

While those who are entitled to enter the stadium through gate number 9, should take Metro up to Jangpura and walk to gate number 9.

Similarly, those who are authorised to enter the venue through gate number 14 should get down at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium station and walk to the venue.

It was a major communication gap between the Games Organising Committee and Delhi Traffic Police, which caused massive inconvenience for spectators on October 3.

"Even on the eve of the opening ceremony we were not aware about gate specification for the spectators, which caused inconvenience for the spectators as many of them, who were entitled to enter through gate number 6 and 9, alighted at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Metro station," added Garg.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has taken a host of additional measures to cater to the commuters who are going to use the Metro to visit the stadium for the closing ceremony on Thursday.