If you are scheduled to take a domestic or an international flight from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Saturday night, go via Rao Tula Ram Marg instead of Dhaula Kuan, as the latter would be closed to traffic due to construction work.
All traffic to and from the Delhi airport would be diverted through the Rao Tula Ram Marg as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) would undertake construction work on National Highway 8.
According to the traffic police, vehicles coming from Sardar Patel Marg to airport or Gurgaon would be diverted from Dhaula Kuan towards Ring Road-Moti Bagh flyover-Rao Tula Ram Marg and further to the airport. Similarly, traffic coming from Naraina (Ring Road) would also be diverted towards Moti Bagh flyover.
For those flying into the city and then heading towards Dhaula Kuan, traffic would be diverted from the Rao Tula Ram Marg to Moti Bagh and further on the Ring Road.
Traffic from Moti Bagh headed towards NH-8 would be diverted to Ring Road (Brar Square)-Thimaya Road-Gopi Nath Bazar-Hanuman Mandir to reach NH-8, said the traffic police.
About 55,000 people head towards the airport between midnight and 6am, with about 40,000 taking international flights and about 15,000 flying on domestic routes, said sources at the IGI airport.
“We have made alternate arrangements so that people can reach the airport on time. Traffic signages would be placed at appropriate locations and adequate staff would be deployed to ensure smooth and uninterrupted movement of traffic,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
The vehicular pressure on both carriageways of the Rao Tula Ram Marg would increase, which may lead to traffic snarls on the stretch on Saturday night, said sources.