If you thought there will be some reprieve from traffic jams after Diwali, here’s more bad news.
From Saturday, Janpath will be off limits for traffic due to Metro railway construction. This means commuters from south, southeast and southwest Delhi will go through a tough time on the Connaught Place-New Delhi Railway Station route, a major traffic point.
“A small stretch connecting Windsor Place to the Janpath-Tolstoy Marg crossing will remain closed for general
traffic till the construction is over. We are hopeful the work will be completed in a year,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
This stretch on Janpath is part of the proposed 9.3-km underground Metro rail corridor that would connect the Central Secretariat to Kashmere Gate.
“Construction at the Janpath stretch will start soon,” said a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation official.
All Connaught Place-bound traffic will be re-routed through Sunheri Masjid, Parliament Street and Rajiv Chowk.